Body found at Tims Ford Lake believed to be drowning victim - WSMV Channel 4

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Body found at Tims Ford Lake believed to be drowning victim

Posted: Updated: Oct 2, 2013 06:19 AM
Dustin Deadman Dustin Deadman
ESTILL SPRINGS, TN (WSMV) -

Officials in Franklin County have recovered a body Wednesday at Tims Ford Lake that is believed to be the man who vanished Monday during a fishing trip.

Dustin Deadman, 27, was at the lake on Monday with his son and nephews when his boat started taking on water and drifting from shore.

Deadman made sure no children were on board before diving into the water.

Almost immediately, he ran into trouble and called for help.

One of the kids tossed a life preserver into the water, but Deadman could not reach it and slipped below the surface.

"We're doing everything for the family that we can to try to close this deal. Of course, the family's been here with us the whole time. Of course, we've been trying to periodically go up and give them information - just to let them know where we're at and what we're doing so it gives them some kind of sense of security that we're doing everything we can," said Estill Springs Police Chief Allen Rhodes.

Search crews scanned the water with sonar equipment Wednesday, and a body was recovered, said Franklin County public information officer Chris Guess.

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