The body  of a 74-year-old man was found in Little River near Millwod Lake and another body was recovered from Lake Wright Patman early Tuesday, officials say.

James Steely, 74, of Nashville, Ark., was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. by Cororner Lynsey Gwin. Steely was found in Little River near a grassy area.

Steely's family said he left Tuesday afternoon to go fishing and he did not return. The family contacted Sevier County Sheriff's Department at 7 a.m. Wednesday. A search at Lake Millwood near White Cliffs was coordinated, along with a secondary lake known as McGuire Lake.

Meanwhile, a body has been recovered from the water at Lake Wright Patman in Bowie County.

Boaters found an unoccupied boat in the water near the Clear Springs area about 9:52 a.m. Wednesday morning, said BCSO Chief Deputy Jeff Neal.

Shortly after finding the empty boat, boaters found a body in the water and took the it to ramp 3. 

Neal said he did not know the gender or age of the person.

See Thursday's edition for more details.

Published: 03/26/2014