An autopsy performed Wednesday concluded the fisherman found Tuesday dead in Lake Tobesofkee died in an accidental drowning, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.
Searchers found 52-year-old Willie Buckles, of Byron, about a few hundred yards south of where his uncle, 62-year-old Frank Roquemore, was found Sunday.
Roquemore, of Warner Robins, was found near Claystone Park and also accidentally drowned, Jones said.The two men went fishing at the lake shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.
Searchers raised the men’s sunken boat Tuesday, and the boat has been moved to a facility where investigators can examine it, said Rick Lavender, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
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It’s still unknown what caused the boat to sink.
Lavender said neither man was wearing a life jacket.