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Body of missing Siler City man recovered from Jordan Lake

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Ricky Hill, courtesy of the Hill family Ricky Hill, courtesy of the Hill family
© Kyle Gilgen - More than a dozen agencies search Jordan Lake for 50-year-old Ricky Hill. © Kyle Gilgen - More than a dozen agencies search Jordan Lake for 50-year-old Ricky Hill.
Authorities search Jordan Lake for 50-year-old Ricky Hill. Authorities search Jordan Lake for 50-year-old Ricky Hill.
JORDAN LAKE, N.C. -

The search operation for the body of a missing Siler City man at Jordan Lake has concluded after six days.

Authorities recovered the body of 50-year-old Ricky Hill Friday morning.

The nearly week-long operation included searchers using dogs and a Wildlife Commission plane.

Hill, originally from Virginia, had lived in Siler City for 26 years and is survived by a wife of 29 years, two daughters and six grandchildren.

Hill, 50, was being pulled behind a boat in an inner tube with two grandchildren when they all fell into the open water. Authorities said Hill was trying to help the children to safety when he struggled and slipped under water.

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