UPDATE: Body of boating accident victim recovered and identified

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WTVF) -- The body of a missing boating accident victim was recovered and identified early Monday morning.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the body of 39-year-old Harvie C. Butler, of La Vergne, was recovered after he was thrown from his boat during an accident on Sunday.

Investigators said the body was discovered around 11:30 p.m. around the site of the accident near Four Corners Marina.

Officers said they used a remote camera to locate debris from the accident.

According to reports, two boats collided Sunday outside the wake near the marina. Four other people were taken to the hospital as a result of the accident.

Investigators said preliminary reports indicate that alcohol was not involved. No charges have been filed in the investigation.

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Authorities are searching for at least one person following a boating accident on Percy Priest Lake that left four people injured.

Two boats collided around noon on Sunday.

Officials say a person thrown from one of the boats wasn't wearing a life jacket and remains missing.

They say one of the individuals injured in the accident was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a head injury. The other three received non-life threatening injuries.

None of the victims have been identified, and officials have not provided additional information about how the accident occurred.



 
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