Authorities tell WLAF News that Sunday afternoon around 1 pm a kayaker spotted a body floating on Norris Lake not far from the Little Dam at Caryville.Sheriff Robbie K. Goins explains that the body, identified as that of 20-year old Austin Anderson, was recovered soon after the call came in on Sunday afternoon. It was near the free launch boat ramp off Queener Road. That’s about half-a-mile from the Little Dam at Cove Lake State Park.
Anderson had been missing since early Saturday morning. The search for him began late Saturday morning.
Goins adds that a diver located Anderson’s pick-up truck in about 60 to 70-feet of water in Norris Lake, and that it looked as if it had been driven down the boat ramp and into the lake. He says, “The truck was intact, and it appeared, at this time, that there is no foul play involved.” Anderson’s body will be taken for an autopsy. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/16/2018-4PM)