CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two fishermen on Kentucky Lake found the body of a boater missing for two weeks.
Steve Medford's body was discovered about 12:30 p.m. CDT Sunday and his widow, Joelene Medford, said she hopes money donated to a fund can help buy special sonar equipment to aid in future
Medford and his brother-in-law Larry Every disappeared March 3 while crappie fishing from a boat.
Every's body was found the next day and an autopsy report indicated he dies of hypothermia.
Among those who helped search for Medord were divers from the Seth Foundation in Columbus, Ga.
Although the group's high-tech sonar did not find the body in two days of searching, Jolene Medford said she hopes donations to a fund can help buy similar gear for use by Middle Tennessee rescue squads.
"It's too difficult for human beings. We need that closure in our life," Medford told The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville.
"If we have it (the equipment) in the general area where all the counties would use it if they need it, it would be a huge benefit," she said.
Donations to the Steve Medford Search and Rescue Recovery Fund can be made at any F&M Bank.
Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle,
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