Body Of Missing Fisherman Found On Center Hill Lake

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 14:25:41-05

Following a search at Center Hill Lake for a missing fisherman who did not come home Wednesday night, authorities confirmed his body has been found.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said 66-year-old Scott Northrup, of Putnam County, was reported missing around 5:30 p.m. They said he did not return home from a fishing trip when expected.

Northrup's truck and trailer were found at the Hurricane boat ramp. His boat was later recovered from the water around 7:30 p.m.

TWRA crews and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office searched late into the night and resumed their search early Thursday morning.

Reports confirmed Northrup's body was found around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. They added he was found by using a remote operated vehicle in about 33 feet of water in the Florida Branch section of the lake.

Authorities said Northrup's body was taken to the DeKalb County Coroner's office. They also confirmed he was not wearing a personal floatation device.

The investigation remained ongoing.