Updated 2/25/20


The search resumed today (Tuesday) for two Obion County high school students and a chaperone reported missing on Pickwick Lake in Hardin County over the weekend after a fishing competition.

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said search efforts were put on hold Monday evening due to “hazardous water conditions,” but resumed around 7:30 a.m. this morning (Tuesday).

Two, 15-year-old Obion County students and one of their fathers, a chaperone, were reported missing around 9 p.m. Sunday night, more than 24 hours after they were last seen in the area of Pickwick Lake by fellow competitors.

Tim Watkins, the Director of Schools for Obion County, said the trio’s 20-foot bass boat was having engine trouble before the start of a fishing competition and they did not leave the dock with the rest of the competitors.

It was believed they took the boat out of the water and went home, but it was later determined they went ahead and attempted to compete.