Body Of Missing Fisherman Found On Center Hill Lake At Cookeville

Thursday, April 30, 2020

TWRA officers responded to a call of a missing angler on Center Hill Lake, just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Quinn Hogan, a 36-year-old Putnam County resident, was reported missing by a friend. Mr. Hogan was reported as fishing on Center Hill Lake the previous afternoon and friends looking for him found his truck at the Cookeville boat dock Wednesday morning. Three TWRA boats and two Dekalb County rescue boats searched and found the bass fishing boat of the missing angler around 12:30 p.m.

The boat was adrift in a cove near the Cookeville Boat Dock.

 

TWRA officers used GPS forensic tracking to determine the area the boat went adrift.   The TWRA Remote Operated Vehicle was deployed and quickly located the body at 4:30 p.m. in eight feet of water, despite heavy rains in the area. The body was recovered near the area the boat was found.

 

Mr. Hogan was wearing a self-inflating personal floatation device. The device was not inflated. The body was recovered and taken to the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office. The incident remains under investigation.

 

As weather warms and boating activities increase, TWRA reminds boaters to wear life jackets and let friends and family know your plans. Find more about safe boating at tnwildlife.org.


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