03-26-2009, 07:28 AM #1
TX - Jerry King, 72, & grandson Jerrod Rachel, 17, Corsicana, 23 March 2009
Search for missing boaters reaches third evening
Authorities are continuing their search at Richland-Chambers Lake for a missing Athens man and his grandson after their fishing boat was found floating empty.
The pontoon boat of 72-year-old Jerry King was found drifting Tuesday night on Richland-Chambers Reservoir, near Corsicana. He and 17-year-old Jerrod Rachel were reported missing Monday evening.
Capt. Gary Dugan of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says lifejackets were found on board the boat, still wrapped in plastic. He speculates that one person may have fallen into the water and the other may have jumped in after him.
Dugan said the water temperature was around 55 to 60 degrees.
The two were fishing at the lake, and last made contact with family members about 3 p.m. Monday, said Mike Cox, chief deputy.
Cox said authorities were alerted to the pair's disappearance about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
03-26-2009, 08:04 AM #2
Thank you Tonia, I've been watching local coverage of this situation on TV. It has been warm here this week, but it hasn't been warm enough, long enough for the water to warm up.
I do hope they are found soon. Bless their family."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
03-27-2009, 03:18 PM #3
March 27, 2009
The body of Jerry King, 72, of Athens, was located about 9:30 a.m., TP&W spokesman Aaron Reed said. Authorities found King's body along the path his boat was believed to have taken.
Crews were continuing their search for 17-year-old Jerrod Rachel of Crossroads.
"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
03-27-2009, 06:10 PM #4
I was so hoping they would be found ok. Prayers for the family. I hope they find Jerrod soon.
04-01-2009, 08:45 AM #5
(March 31, 2009)—The search continued for another day Tuesday on Richland Chambers Reservoir in Navarro County for Jerrod Rachel, 17, who has been missing since heading out on the lake with his grandfather on a fishing trip on March 24."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
04-01-2009, 12:56 PM #6Registered User
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Jerrod's body has been found
His body was discovered this morning at about 8:50 am. My he and his grandfather rest in peace. More at link: http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/42229702.html
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