Workforce reduced in search for 3 missing Heartland boaters

Search for missing Obion Co. boaters, school showing support for students

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.


Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Sunday, March 1, 2020

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.

DAY FIVE UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR MISSING BOATERS NEAR PICKWICK DAM Search and recovery operations began at 8 a.m. this...

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Friday, February 28, 2020

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.

As many of you know, we are experiencing a difficult situation. There will be a prayer vigil tonight at 6:30 p.m. in our...

Posted by Obion County Central High School on Monday, February 24, 2020

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.

So many have reached out wanting to help. We appreciate you! We can guarantee that these funds will be used to help the efforts wherever needed. Please feel free to share this post.

Posted by Obion County Central High School on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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.

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