Man drowns trying to retrieve his drifting boat

JASPER, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Marion county man has drowned as he attempted to catch a runaway boat last night.

According to the Marion county News and a TWRA spokesman, Lamar Graham lost his life after wading out to catch a boat that drifted away as he tried to insert a boat plug.

It happened at the Bennett Lake boat ramp, north of Haletown off highway 27.

Graham was known as an avid fisherman.

Categories: Local News, Marion County