TWRA: Victim’s body recovered after boat explodes, crashes on Norris Lake shore


CAMPBELL COUNTY (WATE) – The body of the victim of a boating crash in Norris Lake has been recovered.

The body was recovered around 5 p.m. His body was located 60 feet underwater and was found hundreds of yards away from where the boat was found.

The boating accident happened Saturday night just before 11 p.m. A resident in the Big Creek area of Norris Lake called 911 after hearing an explosion and seeing a fire on the lake.

TWRA officers arrived at the scene where a boat had crashed into the shoreline and was fully engulfed in flames. Members of the Campbell County Rural Fire Service put out the fire. However, the boat was a total loss and there was no sign of the occupant.

TWRA believes the victim was ejected from the boat before the shoreline collision happened.

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