The missing man was identified as Jerry Marvin Coker, 68, of Adairsville, Ga.
Rogers said his body was found around 6:30 a.m. CDT near where the accident occurred. The cause of death will be listed as drowning, Rogers said.
Cherokee County emergency crews continued searching Wednesday morning for a man who was reportedly thrown from a boat on Weiss Lake Tuesday evening. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m.
A friend of the family has confirmed that the missing man is Adairsville resident, Jerry Coker.
According to reports, the man apparently struck a log. A person who lives in the Savannah Place Subdivision area off Money’s Bend Road in Cedar Bluff called 9-1-1 stating that he heard a loud noise which he thought was a car crash.
The caller said he saw a person in the water circling the subject in a boat. He heard a cry for help and attempted to assist by traveling to the sight on his jet-ski. The man apparently already went under however.
Witness reports indicated that the man was not wearing a lifejacket and failed to use his killswitch. The boat later hit the pier and stalled in the water.
From the tag number on the boat, authorities believe the boater to be from Bartow County, Ga.
The search for the man continued Tuesday evening until around 1 a.m. and resumed Wednesday morning, reports said.
At this time, authorities do not belive there were others in the boat at the time of the accident.
Responding agencies included the Cedar Bluff Police Department, Cedar Bluff Fire
Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Lake Patrol, Cherokee County Rescue Squad and Alabama Marine Police.