Decatur County, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has recovered the bodies of two missing boaters from the Tennessee River. Divers recovered the body of a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old male this afternoon around river mile marker 171.
Search crews conducted surface and sonar scans in an attempt to locate the missing boaters on the Tennessee River.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a Baja boat with three occupants collided with a barge traveling downstream around mile marker 171 at approximately 9:00pm on August 6th. The body of a 57-year-old female was recovered and pronounced dead at the scene. The boating incident is under investigation.
This is the 22nd boating-related fatality this year.