Union Man’s Body Recovered In Lake Monticello

Union Man’s Body Recovered In Lake Monticello

Published: September 29, 2009

Fairfield Coroner Barkley Ramsey says 34 year old Michael Shane Bledsoe’s body was recovered from Lake Monticello in Fairfield County at around 11:15 Tuesday morning. Recovery teams returned to the lake for the fourth to look for Bledsoe’s body. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Family, friends and rescue workers are looking to recover the body of a Union County man Monday, who was reported missing on Lake Monticello.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey says cadaver dogs are being brought in from Charleston to assist in the search.

The man was fishing with friends at 6:30pm Saturday when he jumped off their boat into the water to cool off. Witnesses say the man went under the water and never resurfaced.

His name has not been released, but we’re told he is from Union County. There was a search Saturday night that ended at 9:30pm.

Crews from Union, Fairfield and Prosperity searched the area - along with the Department of Natural Resources - for ten hours Sunday before stopping.

The coroner says the effort is in recovery mode now and will continue Tuesday.

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