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Body Recovered From Dale Hollow Lake Tuesday
A body was recovered from Dale Hollow Lake Tuesday afternoon. Clay County EMA officials said the victim matches the description of a kayaker reported missing two years ago. The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. (Photo: Clay County EMA)

Body Recovered From Dale Hollow Lake Tuesday

Crews recovered a body from Dale Hollow Lake Tuesday afternoon.

Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Natalie Boone said the crews located the body during a training operation on Monday.

“They were able to go down with an ROV (remote operated vehicle) and verify that it was in fact a body,” Boone said. “It was a little bit challenging because this body was in 136-feet of water. We were able to get a plan together today and we were able to recover that body.”

Boone said the victim matches the description of a kayaker reported missing two years ago.

“As far as being able to make a positive identification, at this time we cannot,” Boone said. “The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy.”

Boone said the investigation remains ongoing.

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