The body of a 61-year-old Louisiana man has been recovered from Nickajack Lake. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) officers along with Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Rescue Squad were dispatched early this morning (Monday, December 14, 2020) after receiving reports of man falling from a boat.
Bobby Beardsley was returning from a marina to a houseboat on a small craft when he fell into the water. A person on the houseboat attempted to help but was unsuccessful.
Authorities recovered the body in nearly 9 feet of water near the boat around 9 a.m. central time. The incident remains under investigation.