I'm not sure how much press this received out of the Marietta area, but they recovered the body of a fisherman Friday evening at Marietta. A lady heard a fellow yelling for help floating down the river. By the time a rescue boat was launched from Williamstown, he had died apparently of exposure to the cold water. It is believed he was fishing in a flat bottomed jon boat with a small motor alone. The boat has not been recovered, but they did find a gas tank. The river can be a very dangerous place this time of year. No matter how bad the itch is to get out and do some fishing, it isn't worth dying for. The current is relentless, the water temperatures are life threatening in a few minutes and there are very few other boats out there to assist you if something goes wrong. The experienced river hands know to wait until the spring high water is over, but every year they pull somebody out of the river. Most of the time it is somebody in a small boat. Find a lake somewhere or fish from the bank, but don't overestimate your skill or equipment and be the next one they pull out of the river!