Third body recovered from Tennessee River in Hardin County

Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 12:31:26-04

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officials say crews have recovered a third body from the Tennessee River.

The Hardin County Fire Department recovered the body around 7 a.m. near Shiloh National Military Park. The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office in Memphis for an autopsy and identification.

The third body was recovered within the same area as the two other bodies. Hardin County has suspended search and recovery operations, pending results from the Medical Examiner’s office.

Three people were reported missing on Sunday, February 23, after a father, his son and a second teen failed to return from an Obion County club bass tournament.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the boat with 43-year old Kenneth Driver and the two 15-year-old boys was last seen in a picture taken above the dam on Saturday, February 22, between 8 and 8:30 a.m. The three occupants and the 20-foot bass boat went through the floodgates at Pickwick Dam.