Officials identify man who died after boating accident on Norris Lake

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man fell from a pontoon boat Saturday evening on Norris Lake and drowned, according to TWRA.

TWRA identified the man as Richard Curry, 52, of Jamestown, Ohio.

The Campbell County Rescue Squad recovered the victim's body at 8:31 p.m. in about 64 feet of water. Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said a bass boat was involved in a minor accident inside a "no wake" zone just beforehand at 7:54 p.m. and both boats went to a fuel dock at Shanghai Marina.

Officials said the man removed his life jacket just before attempting to step onto the fueling dock. He fell into the water between the pontoon and the dock, and did not resurface.

TWRA said the man's identity will be released on Sunday. His body has been taken to LaFollette Medical Center as TWRA investigates the incident.