Body found in Ft. Loudoun Lake identified

3:27 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
Officials search for a missing boater on Fort Loudoun Lake. 6/24/13
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(WBIR-Loudon County,TN)


A man whose body was found in Fort Loudoun Lake early Tuesday morning has been identified as 75-year-old Tony Heitzman, according to TWRA.

Heitzman's family said he had gone fishing and never returned home. His boat was found Monday night.

Officials say there are no signs of foul play, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.


Rescuers found the body of a man whose family reported him missing after he failed to return from a missing trip on Ft. Loudoun Lake Monday.

According to TWRA Officer Kim Gibson, they found the man's body at around 4 a.m. Tuesday, after previously finding an empty boat registered in the mans' name.

She says no foul play is suspected, but they won't release the name of the man until all family has been notified.

The fisherman's death is still under investigation.

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A search is underway for a missing boater on Fort Loudoun Lake.

The search is happening near the Shady Grove Access just inside Loudon County.

TWRA says the boater's family told them he'd gone fishing and didn't come back. Searchers found an empty boat registered to the man.

Several Loudon County authorities are also helping in that search.

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