TWRA identified two bodies found in capsized boat in Cumberland City

Stewart Count Sheriff's Office
Posted at 10:58 AM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 15:53:09-04

CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people have been identified after a boat capsized on the Cumberland River.

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officers responded to the scene around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3. The capsized boat was discovered near river mile 104 in the upper end of Cumberland City Island.

After further investigation by TWRA, the bodies were identified as 47-year-old Michael W. Mabes and 43-year-old Cynthia M. Taylor.

Both Mades and Taylor were not wearing life jackets at the time of the incident.

Stewart County Sherrif's Department, Stewart County Fire and Rescue, Stewart County EMS and the Cumberland City Police Department also assisted at the scene.

TWRA is continuing its investigation following this incident. This is the eighth boating fatality in the state since the beginning of 2022.