Boy’s body found in Conasauga Creek after canoe overturns

Boy's body found in Conasauga Creek after canoe overturns (Image 1)
Boy's body found in Conasauga Creek after canoe overturns (Image 1)

BENTON, Tenn. (AP) – Searchers have recovered the body of a young boy from a creek where he, his father and his sister disappeared eight days earlier.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the body of 6-year-old Lazarus Alley was found about noon Thursday in Conasauga Creek in Polk County. The boy was in a canoe that overturned on Jan. 16 after heavy rain had caused the creek to flood.

A search continued for 6-year-old Helana Alley and 36-year-old Nick Alley.

Three other children of the same family had managed to swim to a creek bank and were rescued.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday for the three family members who were missing.

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