Ohio man falls from boat, drowns in Tennessee lake

Ohio man falls from boat, drowns in Tennessee lake

An official says an Ohio man has drowned in a Tennessee lake after falling from a boat into the water.

Jeff Roberson of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told news outlets that 52-year-old Richard Curry of Jamestown Ohio fell from a pontoon boat as he tried to step on a fuel dock Saturday evening at Norris Lake. Roberson said Curry did not resurface after going under. Witnesses said he had removed his life jacket.

The Campbell County Rescue Squad was able to recover the body in about 40 minutes.

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