Farragut High School student found in Fort Loudoun Lake identified

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- TWRA agents released the identity of the Fort Loudoun boating victim on Thursday.

Credit: Sandra Blount

18-year-old Joshua Armon Davis from Knoxville died Wednesday after falling overboard from a boat in the Little Turkey Creek area of Fort Loudoun Lake in Knox County.

Witnesses told officials Davis had a personal flotation device in his hand when he fell into the water, but went under and never resurfaced.

There were two other people on the boat at the time of the incident.

Davis was located by investigators through use of a remote operated vehicle. Divers recovered his body at 9:45 p.m.

Several sources told the Local 8 News crew at the scene that the victim was a student at Farragut High School.

A spokesperson for Farragut High School said grief counselors would be at the school Thursday.

A medical examiner with the Regional Forensics Center ordered an autopsy, and the incident is under investigation by TWRA.

KCSO dispatched a boat to search the waters for the teen. Divers were also searching alongside boats with sonar capabilities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was also part of the rescue operation.