Topic: Boating Accident
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports a Memphis resident has been indicted and arrested on multiple charges stemming from a boating collision on Pickwick Lake, resulting in two fatalities.
On July 19th, 2021, the Hardin County Grand Jury returned criminal indictments on Matthew S. Swearengen (33). These indictments result from the investigation into the boating collision that occurred on August 15th, 2020, at Pickwick Lake and resulted in the deaths of David G. Carter of Oakland, Tennessee, and his juvenile daughter.
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officers are investigating a boating incident that took place on Fort Loudoun Lake Saturday afternoon, June 5th, 2021, that resulted in the deaths of two people.
TWRA Sgt. Roy Smith reports that sometime around 4:30pm, a pontoon boat being operated by a 70-year-old, Terrance Andrew Dea, traveling upstream in the Little River portion of Fort Loudoun Lake near Alcoa Highway, was passed by a personal watercraft operated by, 18-year-old, Emma Renee Fila.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports there were no boating-related fatalities and eight statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4th holiday weekend which includes the annual Operation Dry Water.
Operation Dry Water was held July 3rd-5th, 2020 and is a national weekend of awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Nashville, TN – There were no boating-related fatalities over the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). This is the fifth consecutive year without a boating fatality over the holiday weekend.
During the period from May 24th-27th, there were five injury incidents and six property damage incidents. TWRA Region IV in East Tennessee, had two of the injury and five property damage incidents.
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission
Chattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its July meeting and among the agenda items, heard a report on a chronic wasting disease (CWD) plan, a report on a long-range deer strategic plan, and a reservoir fisheries habitat update.
The TFWC was holding its first meeting since May and returning to the Scenic City for the first time since October 2015.
Greg Wathen, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency director’s office, gave a report to the commission on the progress of the TWRA chronic wasting disease (CWD) Response Plan draft. The plan is divided into four areas.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The separate incidents involved victims following off a boat.
The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville when a 59-year old Goodlettsville resident fell overboard Sunday night when he was apparently trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.
Montgomery County, TN – A memorial fund has been established for Stephanie Burns, the victim of a boating accident last weekend in Montgomery County.
Donations to the Stephanie Burns Memorial Fund can be made at any First Advantage Bank location.
The donated funds will be used for burial expenses.
Palmyra Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge Following Saturday Boating Accident On the Cumberland River
Clarksville, TN – A 23-year-old Palmyra man was arrested and jailed in Clarksville charged with vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence three days after the boat he was driving on the Cumberland River in Clarksville struck and killed a 21-year-old woman.
Bond has been set at $403,000 for Douglas Jackson of Vernon Creek Road in Palmyra, a community in Montgomery County, after officers for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency arrested him this morning. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Memorial Day Weekend Free of Boating-Related Fatalities for Third Straight Year
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities reported over the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend. It marks the third consecutive year that the unofficial weekend start to the summer boating season has been free of boating fatalities.
During the Memorial Day holiday period from Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, there were eight total reported boating accidents for the second straight year.
Nashville, TN – While there are health challenges in every season, the summer months are loaded with potential risks and hazards that help fill up emergency rooms and generate unnecessary misery.
Most injuries and illnesses occurring from July through September can be avoided with a liberal application of prevention. «Read the rest of this article»
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