Body Of Missing Boater Recovered On Fort Loudoun Lake

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The search began on Monday, for a boater reported missing by family members on Fort Loudoun Lake.

The family of Tony Heitzman, 75, of Lenoir City, advised that he had gone fishing and never returned home. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officers were notified and responded to the Shady Grove Access Area along with several Loudon County authorities and emergency crews.

An unoccupied vessel was recovered drifting nearby and was found to be registered to Mr. Heitzman. 

Early Tuesday, at approximately 4 a.m., search crews recovered a body near Shady Grove Access Area which has been identified as Mr. Heitzman.  

There were no signs of foul play. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will continue to investigate.


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