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    GA - Brett Thomason, 19, Whitfield County, 19 Feb 2009

    http://www.wdef.com/news/whitfield_c...boater/02/2009

    20 Feb 09

    Whitfield County Rescue workers and volunteers search the Conasauga River and its banks for missing boater Brett Thomason.

    The 19-year-old disappeared Thursday night during a boating trip with friends.

    Brett's Mom Dana Massey says when they couldn't find him, they called the authorities.

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    No luck in search for teen

    Hopes were high Sunday morning as approximately 250 public safety officials and community volunteers set out searching for Brett Thomason.

    But as rescue crews came back after several hours in the cold without any signs of Thomason, the ground search was suspended by Whitfield County Emergency Services, said Jeffrey Putnam, the agency’s director. A recovery mission will begin this morning if no evidence of Thomason is found after a search of a 40-acre parcel by law enforcement officials that crews didn’t reach Sunday, Putnam said.

    http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/lo...054001703.html


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    Search Continues For Missing Teen Boater

    -- The search continued Monday for a Whitfield County boater who has been missing since Thursday.

    Police said 19-year-old Brett Thomason disappeared on the Conasauga River area.

    About 2,000 volunteers spent the weekend looking for the man. Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said they will continue the search for Thomason Monday until dark. Officials are searching surrounding land and water.
    Thomason’s boat and camouflage jacket were found Friday. Officials said they found a speck of blood in the woods Saturday and Thomason’s face mask on the ground. The blood is being sent off for testing.





    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/18775199/detail.html#-


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    Update on Search for Missing Whitfield County Teen

    The Whitfield County Sheriff says one of the last people to see missing teen boater Brett Thomason has been given a lie detector test.

    In a Wednesday morning news conference, Sheriff Scott Chitwood said the test had been given to the 15 year old boy but Sheriff Chitwood did not reveal the results. A 16 year old girl who was also with them has not been given a polygraph test. Under Eyewitness News policy, juveniles are not identified unless they have been criminally charged with a felony crime.

    Nineteen year old Brett Thomason disappeared Thursday night during what was reportedly a boat trip on the Consauga River on the Murray County line. Thomason supposedly let the two teens out of the boat and went further down the river but was never seen again.

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/global/story.asp?S=9877142


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    This is very, very close to my home. The family and friends are still searching every day, but the authorities have all but abandoned the search effort. Some people got the story out that this young man was nervous about his impending enlistment in the Marines, and that he might have run away. The family believes this is highly unlikely. He left his truck, cell phone, cash, and debit card behind. Now some of his clothes have been found. The family has made many pleas for him on the news, and they just can't believe he ran off.

    They really just want to know the truth.


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    Locals still searching for missing Whitfield boy

    http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v...ategoryID=3388

    Brett Thomason has been missing since Feb. 19.


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    This case is interesting. If clothing stayed in the boat, why didnt he? If it had capsized or tipped Im sure w/e was on the boat wouldnt have fallen into the water. Just curious, how rough is the water where they were at? If at all? That there is no body is strange as well?


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    Has anyone talked to the recruiter? Maybe he wanted out and they threatened him with jail or something so he got scared and ran...


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    This is a strange case. I hope for the family He just got cold feet about inlisting.


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    SOMEone has logged into his myspace:

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=430066225


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    beckaroozie is offline There sure are a lot of nuts in the Ant Family Tree. Must attract a BUNCH of squirrels.
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    Yeah and his location shows DALTON, Hawaii????? That's odd.
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    Wink

    I dont believe there is a Dalton, Hawaii. I even searched and nothing. Social networking site "spaces" are loaded with inside jokes and the like. It probably means something to him and a friend or something. A lot of kids say 'Bahamas" and stuff for their location and its totally NOT.


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    Umm...and were the kids using oars in the boat (i assuming so but ?) and if so, were the oars found inside the boat?


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    Mother: Rumors about missing son ‘not true’

    Despite rumors that he has been found, the search will continue for missing boater Brett Thomason around the Conasauga River in southern Whitfield County, his mother says.

    Dana Massey, Thomason’s mother, said she continues to hear rumors her son has been found and is alive and well.

    “A TV station called me (Tuesday) and asked me how I felt since my son had been found,” she said. “I just want the public to know the rumors that he has been found are not true, and to let everyone know we’re still looking for him.”

    Massey said a community search will be held this Saturday, weather permitting, beginning at noon at Riverbend Baptist Church on Riverbend Road.

    http://www.northwestgeorgia.com/loca...077192511.html


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    One technical thing - I live near that area. Whitfield County is in North Georgia, not Tennessee, although the Conasauga River crosses the border between the states.

    The Facebook thing about "Dalton, Hawaii" is a joke.

    Dalton, Georgia, is a mid-size town in Whitfield Country.

    It doesn't sound to me as if he ran away, but he probably drowned.

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