Body of missing man recovered from Coosa River

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2023–4:00 p.m.

-Rome News-Tribune-

The body of a man who went missing in the Coosa River has been recovered.

According to Mark McKinnon, public information officer with the law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

Game Wardens and the Georgia State Patrol Dive Team resumed the search for 38-year-old John Wesley Perkins of Temple at 7:30 Sunday morning.

At approximately 9:15, Perkins was located with the sector scan sonar.

The body was recovered at approximately 10:00 a.m. with the assistance of the GSP Dive Team.

Perkins was fishing with two friends when the boat sank.

The two other men were able to swim to safety.

The Rome News-Tribune is reporting that Perkins was a standout football player at Rome High who later went on to play for the University of West Georgia.

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