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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING LOUDON COUNTY FISHERMAN

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Tennessee wildlife officials will continue their search today (Monday, November 30, 2020) for a fisherman who went missing Saturday after a boating accident near Fort Loudoun Dam.

A fiberglass fishing boat with two onboard overturned nest to the dam, sending both men into the water.

“The boat was pulled into the spillway, but has since washed out with heavy damage remains on the shoreline in hazardous waters,” a TWRA release stated.

Bystanders pulled one of the men from the water. He was taken to U.T. Medical Center where his condition was not available.

The Loudon County Homeland Security Marine Rescue, Loudon County Fire and Rescue, Lenoir City Fire Department, Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team and TWRA searched 12 miles of the river yesterday, but did not located the missing fisherman.


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