BODY OF SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD RECOVERED FROM CHICKAMAUGA RESERVOIR

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers along with several other local agencies recovered the body of a 17-year-old Hamilton County resident. Agency officers responded to a call just after 8:00 p.m. EDT, June 17, in an area North of Hixson Marina near Gray’s Bluff.

The 17-year-old was reportedly boating with family and friends when he and two others decided to jump into the water and swim to shore. The two other swimmers reported the seventeen-year-old struggled, went under the water, and did not resurface. None of the swimmers were wearing life jackets. Those on the boat and in the water attempted rescue.

TWRA officers used remote-operated vehicles to search the area. The body was recovered around 11:30 p.m. EDT in 21 feet of water. The body was transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office. This is the ninth boating-related fatality this year. The incident remains under investigation.

Find boating and statistical information at tnwildlife.org.

This is the 3rd drowning fatality reported over the last 4 days in the state.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Current Month

No Events

CONTACT INFORMATION

3B Media
105.7 The HOG / Spirit 101.9/ 93.3 The Ranch
94.1 The VIBE / 98.9 The WOLF
37 South Drive
Crossville, TN 38555

Phone: 931-484-1057
Fax: 931-707-0580