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Police seek help in death of fisherman

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HICKORY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police are seeking the public's help in solving the mystery of a man found dead in Kentucky Lake.

Trooper Jay Thomas says 72-year-old Daniel Couger of Big Sandy, Tenn., launched his boat in Sulpher Creek, Tenn., on Friday, June 28 at about 3:30 p.m. Couger's boat turned up the next day in Kentucky Lake near Sugar Creek.

Police recovered Couger's body from the lake on Sunday, June 30.

Investigators are looking for anyone who came across or saw Couger. Marshall County Rescue Squad Chief and Deputy Coroner Carl Curtner said the man was wearing typical fishing attire.

Kentucky State Police Detective Steve Silfies may be reached at (270) 856-3721 or toll-free in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555.