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Crews still searching S.C. river for Tampa man

TAMPA — The seventh day of searching for the body of a Tampa man in a South Carolina river came and went Tuesday, and crews were still unable to find the body of Thomas Hill.

Hill, 50, fell off a raft last Wednesday in the Chattooga River, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The father of four and Sherwin-Williams sales manager had been rafting as part of a company retreat. Authorities believe he was caught underwater by rocks and drowned.

Hill was in the area to attend a Sherwin-Williams sales meeting at the Unicoi State Park and Lodge in northern Georgia, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Family members and co-workers requested privacy and were not available for comment, the spokesman said.

More than 240 people have been involved with the search, the Forest Service said. That number should increase today, with two more South Carolina counties expected to send help.

Crews still searching S.C. river for Tampa man 06/25/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:57am]
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