UPDATE | Thursday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 1:50 p.m.
The body of a missing fisherman was located around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
TWRA officers found Scott Northrup, 66, in about 33 feet of water in the Florida Branch section of the Center Hill Lake.
His body was found less than 150 yards away from where hiss boat was recovered.
TWRA said Northrup was not wearing a personal floatation device.
Northrup’s body was taken to the DeKalb County Coroner’s office. Search crews included TWRA officers, the Dekalb County sheriff’s office and Dekalb County search and rescue.
ORIGINAL STORY | Thursday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 10:31 a.m.
An overnight search for a 66-year-old Putnam County man that TWRA said never returned after a fishing trip has continued into Thursday morning.
TWRA officers responded to a missing person call on Center Hill Lake Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.
Authorities said he went on a fishing trip and didn't return when he was expected to.
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. Wednesday, according to TWRA officers.
Officers with TWRA and the Dekalb County Sheriff’s office said they searched late into the night. TWRA resumed the search early Thursday morning along with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Dekalb County Search and Rescue squad.