UPDATE: Body of prominent Tennessee filmmaker found in Chickamauga Lake

Officers say 57-year-old Bobby Stone slipped and fell into the water on Saturday. His body was recovered in the Hidden Harbor area of Chickamauga Reservoir. (Image: WTVC)

The TWRA has identified the body that was found in Chickamauga Lake Sunday.

Officers say 57-year-old Bobby Stone slipped and fell into the water on Saturday. His body was recovered in the Hidden Harbor area of Chickamauga Reservoir.

The TWRA says witnesses said Stone was crossing between two cabin cruisers that were tied and anchored together. Officers say Stone slipped, fell into the water and never resurfaced.

Dive teams found Stone's body in about 20 feet of water.

Stone's name may sound familiar.

He was a prominent Tennessee filmmaker and partner and co-founder of video production company Atomic Films until he retired. He was the ex-husband of Lacie Stone, a former senior adviser to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

He was also in the news a couple of years ago, when he accused Mayor Berke of having an affair with his wife at the time.

Both Mayor Berke and Lacie Stone denied it.

His body was taken to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.


PREVIOUSLY: The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency says they responded to a call of a missing man near Hidden Harbor on Chickamauga Reservoir.

First responders arrived on scene just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

According to release sent by the TWRA, first responders were told a man was crossing between two cabin cruisers when he fell into the water.

Witnesses said they did not see the man resurface.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office, Dallas Bay Fire, STARS Rescue Service, Sale Creek Fire Department and Hamilton County EMS are all currently on scene.

This is a developing story. Depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you any updates as they become available.

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