Program inspects docks and marinas for possibility of electrocution

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee swimmers and boaters received a new way to determine whether area marinas and boat docks were considered safe.

The Marina Inspection Program was created after two boys died in 2012. Noah Dean Winstead and Nate Lynam were electrocuted while swimming at Cherokee Lake Marina.

The Noah Dean and Nate Act was later created to require inspections at all public marinas and docks.

It also required that boat dock and marina operators comply with minimum requirements preventing possible shock and electrocution.

You can check the list of docks and marinas that were inspected by following this link:

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/Fire_Marina_Inspections_Status.pdf