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Search continues for missing Robertson County boater

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ADAMS, TN (WSMV) -

Search teams in Robertson County were still trying to find a missing boater along the Red River early Sunday.

Charles Gourley vanished Saturday after he fell from a canoe near the Bell Witch Cave.

At the time, he was with his girlfriend Lacy Henson

Henson told police that she put on her life jacket and tried to save him, but could not.

"We put in at the launch point and paddled down to them as fast as we could," said Ryan Tooley.  "I found his girlfriend and then I took her down to where the paramedics were waiting for them and searching for him."

Tooley, an employee at the Red River Valley Campground, described Gourley and Henson as experienced boaters.

"They go from river to river," Tooley said.  "They do this quite often."

According to Tooley, both boaters were given life jackets when they rented their canoe.

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