Search continues for missing man after boat overturns below Fort Loudoun Dam

A man is missing after a boat overturned below Fort Loudoun Dam Saturday.
Published: Nov. 28, 2020 at 1:44 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2020 at 8:32 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The search continues for a missing man after a boat overturned below Fort Loudoun Dam Saturday.

“Loudon County Homeland Security Marine Rescue, Loudon County Fire Rescue, City of Loudon Fire Dept, Lenoir City Fire Dept, Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team, and TWRA searched about 12 miles of river but have not located the missing fisherman,” TWRA spokesperson Matthew Cameron said Sunday evening.

Crews will resume search efforts Monday.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, a fiberglass fishing boat with two men onboard overturned around 10 a.m. Saturday.

TWRA says bystanders pulled one of the men from the water and transported to UT Medical Center. The second man is still missing.

The boat was pulled into the spillway and washed out with heavy damage.

TWRA says it is working with TVA to halt water discharge to create safe search conditions.

This morning around 10:00 AM, a fiberglass fishing boat with two fishermen onboard overturned below Fort Loudoun dam...

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Saturday, November 28, 2020

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