UPDATE: Body of missing fisherman found

UPDATE: Authorities have now recovered the body of Frank Coverson. The body was found by a team from the Department of Natural Resources on Friday.


(IRWINTON, Georgia) – Several agencies are working together to find a missing fisherman in Wilkinson County.

Authorities say two brothers, 66-year-old George Coverson and 69-year-old Frank Coverson were fishing Thursday night at the Mudflats Hunts Club Pond when their boat flipped.

Both men fell into the water but only George was able to make it out.

Right now, the Georgia State Patrol divers are currently searching for the missing man.

Sheriff Richard Chatman says the water is anywhere from 12 to 17 feet deep.

Georgia DNR, GSP, Wilkinson County Sheriffs Office, Irwinton Fire Department, and Irwinton Police Department are all assisting in this investigation.

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