TWRA identifies victim from fatal boating accident on Watauga Lake

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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) –The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released the identity of the victim from Friday’s fatal boating accident on Watauga Lake.

Just before 7:30 Friday night, officers were called to Watauga Lake in Carter County for a report of a man struggling in the water.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency identified the victim as 52-year old Eric Jordan of North Carolina. Officials say Jordan jumped into the lake to help a dog that had jumped into the water.

He began struggling and someone from a nearby houseboat pulled him out. CPR was given but was unsuccessful.

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