Nathan Hutchinson/The Register

Friends and classmates of Manny Prewitt during a remembrance ceremony last week.

Search crews were back on out Lake Herrington for the sixth-straight day, but they still have not been able to locate Emanuel "Manny" Prewitt.

The Madison Central senior football player went missing last Wednesday while swimming with a group of friends near Coffey's Cove Marina in Boyle County.

A search began immediately, but authorities had to call off the operation because of darkness. The focus of the operation switched from rescue to recovery on Thursday.

On Friday, a team of specialists from Tennessee came in to help with the investigation.

Family, friends, classmates, coaches and administrators have been in Boyle County every day during the search.

A GoFundMe page was set up for the Prewitt family last week. It exceeded its initial goal of $10,000 in less than 24 hours. By Monday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised more than $24,000 from 36 donors.

Prewitt played in all 11 games last season for the Indians. The defensive back had 28 tackles, which was tied for 10th on the team.

He played in six games in 2018 as Central won its first-ever regional championship.

More than 100 students and friends gathered at the football field at the school on Thursday night to honor Prewitt. Central principal Brandon Fritz and football coach Mark Scenters spoke to the crowd.

"This is as real a message as you will ever receive in your life," Scenters said. "The next day, the next hour, the next minute, the next second — none of that is promised. It is not guaranteed."

React to this story:


Recommended for you