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.