Missing Alabama Fishermen Still Not Found


Crews plan to resume their search for two brothers who disappeared during a fishing trip last week on the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama.

Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan says that searchers are hoping for better weather when boats launch Friday than on Thursday. The TimesDaily reports that the search was suspended Thursday afternoon due to high winds and rough water conditions.

Teams have been using sonar in an effort to locate 29-year-old Jeremiah Sanders and 24-year-old Jacob Sanders, who went fishing the morning of March 2 and haven’t been seen since.

Crews have been searching the Tennessee River for two missing fishermen.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling said the two men were reported missing shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2nd.

Appling tells the TimesDaily  that searchers found their small bass boat trapped under a bridge shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, March 3rd, but there were no signs of the anglers.

Appling said the men had entered the river at Florence Harbor and had been scheduled to return there.

A search is resuming for two brothers who are missing after a fishing trip on the Tennessee River near Florence.

An emergency management official said boats were returning to the river Friday to look for signs of 29-year-old Jeremiah Sanders and 24-year-old Jacob Sanders of Florence.

The brothers went fishing Wednesday and never returned. State troopers say searchers found their bass boat trapped under a bridge early Thursday but there was no sign of the men.

Both men are from Florence. Jacob Sanders is a member of the popular regional band the Velcro Pygmies, and his older brother is the general manager of a restaurant in Florence.

Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/

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