Woman's body recovered after boating incident on Norris Lake

Source: TWRA

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The body of the female boater who went missing on Norris Lake yesterday has been recovered.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said a couple in their 70s went boating last night on Lake Norris in Claiborne County. At around 7 p.m., investigators said a 73-year-old Knoxville woman went overboard just outside the wave break at Rock Harbor development.

TWRA said her 75-year-old husband attempted to rescue her but was unsuccessful.

Her husband was transported to UT Medical Center last night. At around noon on March 27, TWRA said the woman's body was recovered using a remote operated vehicle from 70 of water with help from the Claiborne County Rescue Squad.

TWRA said her husband was expected to be released from the hospital Friday.

"TWRA offers sincerest prayers and condolences for the victim’s family. TWRA would also like to thank the Claiborne Co. Rescue Squad and Claiborne Co. Sheriff’s Office for their assistance."

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