Randy Thompson faced the greatest grief a father can have.

Thompson found the body of his 25-year-old son Chris Thompson in the waters of Lake Sinclair Tuesday night near the mouth of Island Creek.

Chris had been in the water 10 days and was about 100 feet from where rescue workers had been searching for him since a June 9 boat wreck that killed Chris and his father-in-law Steve Lewis.

Thompson has searched the lake every day since the boat wreck that took his son’s life and threw his body into the water.

“I was searching 18 hours a day — from dusk to dark,” Thompson said. “I never left my son. I wasn’t going to leave him up there in that water.”



For the complete story, see the Thursday, June 21 edition.

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