Crews find body of kayaker on Lake Junior

UPDATE: Police have confirmed that the missing fisherman has been found deceased. His body was recovered sometime around 8:00 p.m. Officials have yet to release his identity.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Multiple crews are on scene searching for a fisherman that is missing on Lake Junior near Amnicola Highway and Highway 153.

The initial call came in around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials report that two men were fishing in kayaks on Junior Lake when one of the fisherman left the area. When he returned, he found one of the kayak’s capsized with one man, 53, missing.

Crews from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Chattanooga Fire Department, and the TWRA have closed the Highway 153 South Amnicola exit ramp while they search for the missing man.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date as more information is released.

*Photo via Chattanooga Fire Department

Categories: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Local News

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