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Day four of search for two of three missing fishermen

HENRY COUNTY, Ala. - Sunday is day four of the search for two of three missing fishermen who have not been seen since Wednesday.

According to Rickey Stokes News, 

The three men put their boat in at Thomas Mill Creek off Lake Eufaula Wednesday night around 9 p.m.

On Thursday, the families of the three men began to worry since the men had still not returned home and notified the Henry County Sheriff's office.  

The truck and trailer the men used to put the boat in the water was found in the parking lot of Baker's Landing off of Thomas Mill Creek. 

"We began the search Thursday evening and we searched until 11 p.m. until it got so foggy we had to call it off," Henry County Sheriff William Maddox said. " We started back Friday morning at 7:30, right off the bat at about 8:30 we recovered one of the fishermen from the lake."

The fisherman found was 52-year-old Timothy Arnold Evans of Henry County. 

A prosthetic leg was also recovered that belong to one of the fishermen, along with a jacket and fishing supplies. 

The search continued Friday and Saturday, but neither the boat or the other two men were found.

Cadaver dogs were brought up from Panama City in hopes that they could help find the men. 

"We have searched diligently through places that the cadaver dogs alerted on and have not had any luck finding the other two yet," Maddox .

The Henry County Sheriff's department has been assisted by the Dale County Sheriff's office who provided air support, Coffee County Sheriff's Department, Houston County Sheriff's Department, Henry County Search and Rescue, ALEA, Georgia DNR, Alabama Game and Fish, Henry County EMA, Houston County EMA, Screamer Volunteer Fire Department, Abbeville Police Department, the Henry County Coroner, Corp Engineers, Alabama Marine Police, and many volunteers. 

"Until we find the boat and gather some evidence we will not know what happened, and we may not ever know what happened, but at least we would have something to go on if we can find them," Maddox said. 

If you live on Lake Eufaula or were near the area on Wednesday night and believe that you may have heard or saw something related to this search, you are urged to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 334-585-3131. 


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