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Body of missing fisherman recovered from Wilkinson pond

The body of 66-year-old Frank Coverson was recovered Friday afternoon from a Wilkinson County pond, according to the sheriff’s office.

The search for Coverson ramped up Friday morning. He’d gone missing Thursday evening after the boat he was fishing in with his brother capsized.

The older brother also fell into the pond, but he was able to make it out safely, Sheriff Richard Chatman said.

The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and first responders arrived before 6 p.m.

On Friday morning, dive teams and other methods were used to try to find Coverson, the sheriff said.

Stanley Dunlap: 478-744-4623, @stan_telegraph

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