Body of missing boater is found at Center Hill

By | January 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Last Updated: January 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Updated @ 12:49 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 11

TWRA officers recovered the body of 66-year-old, Scott Northrup from Putnam County, on Center Hill Lake, around 11:30 a.m. The body was recovered using a remote operated vehicle in about 33 feet of water in the Florida Branch section of the lake. This location was less than 150 yards away from where Northrup’s boat was recovered. Northrup’s body was taken to the DeKalb County Coroner’s office. Northrup was not wearing a personal flotation device. Search crews included TWRA officers, the DeKalb County Sheriff Department and DeKalb County Search and Rescue.

Northrup was reported missing around 5:30 p.m., Jan. 10. Northrup did not return home from a fishing trip when expected. His truck and trailer were found at the Hurricane boat ramp and his boat was later recovered from the water around 7:30 p.m. TWRA crews and the DeKalb County Sheriff Department searched late into the night. The search resumed early this morning. The incident remains under investigation.

Original post on Thursday, Jan. 11

TWRA officers responded to a missing person call on Center Hill Lake Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. for a 66-year- old Putnam County man. The man did not return home from a fishing trip when expected. His truck and trailer were found at the Hurricane boat ramp and his boat was later recovered from the water around 7:30 p.m. TWRA officers and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office searched late into the night. TWRA resumed the search early this morning along with the DeKalb County sheriff’s office and the DeKalb County Search and Rescue Squad.

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