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LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A Maryville man drowned after falling out of a houseboat on Tellico Lake Friday night.
According to TWRA, Kenneth Owens, 67, was riding near the bow of a houseboat when he fell overboard near the port bow. Witnesses told authorities he began swimming towards the shore when he went under.
The Loudon Co. Dive/Rescue Squad recovered Owens' body about 40 yards off of the shoreline around 9:25 p.m.
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