UPDATE: Rescue crews launch recovery effort for missing fishermen

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:52am

The Smith County Game Warden tells Fox 51, recovery efforts are underway this morning after two fishermen went missing Wednesday evening.

Officials are launching boats to continue their search this morning. DPS helicopters will be joining them shortly.

They have staged their recovery efforts at the Villages Marina on Lake Palestine.

The names of the fishermen are not being released, pending notificiation of family.

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The Noonday fire department tells Fox 51 they are searching for two fishermen who went missing around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The two men had been fishing Wednesday on Lake Palestine near the Villages Marina.

Rescue crews will remain on scene throughout the morning.

Fox 51 will bring you more information as it becomes available.
 

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