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July 27, 2012

Search continues for missing man

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

The search continues for Clarence Wayne Holmes, 32, of Winchester, who went missing on Laurel River Lake Thursday, July 5.

His pontoon boat was found that afternoon drifting with the motor idling in neutral near Marsh Branch alongside a small island in the lake.

Friday of last week, a team from Boone County was in the water searching the bottom of the lake with sophisticated underwater sonar equipment.

By Sunday, nothing was found in water that could be as deep as 400 feet to the bottom of the lake, said Albert Hale, Laurel County division of Public safety.

The Laurel County Rescue Squad has been searching in the area for Holmes this week.

This weekend, a rescue squad from Carter County is expected with the same type of sonar gear that the Boone County squad was using.

The squad had been set to arrive Monday after the Boone County squad had left.

The Carter County squad earlier this week was used in recovering a man who had drowned in Yatesville Lake in Lawrence County next to Carter County, according to the Paintsville Big Sandy News.

The 25-year-old West Virginia man was recovered at about 3 p.m. Monday.

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