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Body recovered from Toledo Bend Reservoir

Last Modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:49 PM

MANY (AP) — The body of a 22-year-old man reported missing Sunday night has been recovered from Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers identified the victim has Justin Wilson of Provencal.

The Times reported Wilson's body was recovered Monday in about 9 feet of water near the Lanan Bridge.

Rivers said Wilson and two companions were fishing under the bridge most of Sunday. As a line of thunderstorms approached, they packed up to leave but got their truck stuck as they pulled the boat from the water.

Rivers says the boat drifted off the trailer and Wilson dove into the water and swam toward the boat.

One of the friends told authorities he heard Wilson call his name three times but he was unable to go to him.

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