OBION COUNTY, Tenn. (KFVS) - Two teens and one adult have been missing since a weekend fishing tournament in Hardin County, Tennessee.
Efforts to find the two 15-year-old boys and 43-year-old Kenneth Driver changed from a search to a recovery operation, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials.
Officials said they will be reducing the workforce in search and recovery operations near Pickwick Dam.
The reduction begins Monday morning as they anticipate heavy rain and rising waters.
The search on on Saturday, February 29 included 30 boats and 70 volunteers conducting surface and sonar scans on the Tennessee River.
Agency officials said the three boaters were reported missing after the fishermen failed to return from an Obion County Club Bass Tournament.
Obion County High School staff and students have come together for a prayer vigil to show their support for the families involved.
School officials said so many people reached out to help that now they are accepting donations through a bank in the area.
The donations to “Friends of Fisherman” are accepted through First Citizens Bank in Union City, Tenn.
They can also be sent through mail and Venmo.
Union City High School students showed their support for the Obion County community as well.
Students wore Obion County’s colors of Red and Blue in support according to Communications Director Mike Hutchens.