KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Florida man died early Monday morning in a boating accident in Claiborne County.
According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Timothy Clark Byrn, 75, of White Springs, Florida, left Lone Mountain Marina on the Clinch River around 8 a.m. A Norfolk Southern railroad worker found Byrn’s body around 10:45 a.m. at a railroad bridge upstream from Big Sycamore Creek.
A TWRA officer says it appears the boat struck a bridge support that was exposed out of the water before striking another. The boat capsized and ejected Byrn who was not wearing a personal floatation device.
The incident remains under investigation.
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