Boater’s body found in Watts Bar Lake

SPRING CITY, Tennessee (WDEF) – TWRA reports that the body of a boater was found in Watts Bar Lake this afternoon.

The first call to emergency responders was of an overdue boat on the lake around 1:30 PM.

Then the Sheriff’s office got a second call a that a citizen had found the pontoon boat adrift.

It was about three and a half miles north of Watts Bar Dam.

Wildlife officers and Rhea County personel found the body of 81 year old Larry Ezell in the water near the boat.

An investigation is underway to determine what happened.

TWRA reports this is the 27th boating fatality this year in Tennessee.

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