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TWRA investigating fatal boating incident on Tennessee River

TWRA
Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-04 15:02:25-04

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on Saturday, July 2.

The incident took place around 6:00 p.m. on the Tennessee River near Double Island.

A 10-year-old girl was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat when the outward motor made contact with the tube and the girl, according to TWRA Region I Outreach and Communication official Amy Spencer.

Officials report that the girl was injured during the incident and died as a result of her injuries.