Investigators locate body of missing Bulloch Co. hunter

Investigators locate body of missing Bulloch Co. hunter
(Source: WTOC)

BULLOCH CO, GA (WTOC) -Rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have located the body of a Bulloch County hunter who has been missing since Sunday.

The man’s body was found around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the Tillman Pond/Lake Debra area after rangers saw camouflauge clothing under the water.

Arrangements are being made to have the body brought to the Medical Examiners office in Savannah for an autopsy. There is no sign of foul play.

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the name of the hunter to respect the wishes of the family as they cope with the tragedy of losing a loved one.

The hunter disappeared while duck hunting from a boat in Kennedy Pond near Highway 46.

Dive teams that were out on Monday couldn’t see more than a foot or two in front of them. The body of water can make a search almost impossible.

Teams from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources checked sections of the water on Tuesday looking for any clues to where the man could be. His wife reported him missing Sunday after he didn’t return from hunting on Saturday.

Search teams located his boat on Sunday. With strong winds overnight, they say the boat could have floated from anywhere out here to where they found it. Sheriff’s Investigators say the 400 acres of water post a challenge by themselves, but so does the depth.

“You have a lot of different depths in this lake. You can go from 2 feet to 10-12-15 feet and you have channels in here too,” said Captain Todd Hutchins, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office. “The biggest challenge right now is we don’t have an exact point of entry that this gentleman went missing from.”

DNR also brought a helicopter to search from above for any sides of the man.

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