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TWRA Seeks Info In Sea-Doo Crash On Tellico Lake

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 18, 2016

Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have asked the public’s help in identifying two people who were allegedly involved in a crash on Tellico Lake.  

The incident happened at 6:30 p.m. CST on July 15 near the Rasar Landing Access Area.

TWRA officials said 24-year-old Zachary Gordon, of Maryville, fell into the water while wakeboarding and was struck by a Sea-Doo watercraft.

Gordon was only slightly injured and was wearing a life-jacket. 

Those on the Sea-Doo checked on him, but investigators said they fled the scene before information could be exchanged.

Gordon was taken to UT Medical Center and treated for a concussion and additional lacerations.

“We’re grateful Mr. Gordon had only slight injuries. We’d like for those involved to come forward so we can finish our investigation,” TWRA Officer Kip Kite said. 

The Sea-Doo was described as having green or blue seats and cowling and is possibly an older 90s or early 2000 model.

A full-size black or dark grey Chevy pickup truck, possibly a 2003-2006 model, was seen pulling it and another watercraft.

Anyone with information should call the Region 3 office at (931) 484-9571 or toll free at (800) 262-6704.