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Published: March 30, 2020


THE BODY OF AN ELKTON MAN WAS RECOVERED FRIDAY IN THE ELK RIVER.  ROBERT NEWSOME, 51, OF ELKTON, TENNESSEE, WAS LAST SEEN ON MARCH 15TH AROUND 6 PM AFTER PUTTING HIS CANOE IN THE RIVER AT THE HIGHWAY 31 BRIDGE.  RESCUE CREWS FROM THE TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY, THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL, AND ALABAMA MARINE POLICE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MAN. NEWSOME WAS FOUND APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE INTO ALABAMA. THE BODY WILL BE SENT FOR AN AUTOPSY.