Body of missing fisherman recovered from the Ohio River - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Body of missing fisherman recovered from the Ohio River

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- The search for the body of a missing fisherman has ended.

Indiana Conservation Officers say the body of 42-year-old Marcus Williams was found Saturday around 10:45 p.m. by fishermen on the Ohio River.

Authorities say the group that found Williams' body was fishing on a boat when he was located. The group's location was just down stream of the I-64 bridge on the Ohio River, according to officials.

The New Albany Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene.

Williams was fishing at the falls on Friday with his cousin when they went under the water. His cousin was rescued, but there was no sign of what happened to Williams. 

Dive teams restarted their search at first light Saturday morning, but dives were suspended in the afternoon because rough waters made it too dangerous.

Friends and family did not want to speak on camera Saturday, but say Williams loved the outdoors and had just returned from a deep sea fishing trip.

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