Third body recovered from Tennessee River in Hardin County

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (WVLT) — Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said crews have recovered a third body from the Tennessee River

The body was sent to a medical examiner in Memphis for autopsy and identification. / (TWRA)

Search crews recovered the first body around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and the second around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Hardin County Fire Department said the third body was recovered around 7 a.m.

All three bodies were found Shiloh National Military Park within one mile of each other.

Three boaters, including two high school students, were reported missing in February, according to a report. An empty bass boat believed to belong to the three missing fishermen was found near Pickwick Dam on February 24.

According to TWRA, search crews have been actively looking for the boaters for the past 18 days.

The bodies were sent to the medical examiner's office for identification.

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