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Body of missing man recovered in river

Staff Reports • Jul 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The body of a man who went missing on the Nolichucky River Saturday morning was recovered Sunday evening, David Crum of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said.

The body of Michael W. Jones, 60, of Jonesborough was found in 8 1/2 feet of water off A.J. Willis Road just after 6 p.m. The TWRA is still investigating.

Agencies assisting the TWRA were personnel from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County-Johnson City Emergency Medical Services, the Washington County Rescue Service, Embreeville Volunteer Fire Department, Kingsport Lifesaving Crew and Unaka Search and Rescue.

At around 11 a.m. Saturday, Crum said a small boat carrying five people –– three adults and two small children –– began taking on water.

He said two adults and the two children made it safely to shore.

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