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Search continues for missing fisherman

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The search continues for a man missing since Saturday. Norris Demeritte was fishing with his mother in Lake Palestine in Union County and never returned. Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead says the Sheriff’s Office is doing everything they can to find the body of the missing man.

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Whitehead adds the boat and the mother’s body were recovered separately Sunday morning.

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