Water Accidents in Campbell County and Blount County

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Several incidents marred an otherwise perfect day for swimming and boating.

In Campbell County, rescuers have called off the search for a person missing at the Powell Valley Marina on Norris Lake near La Follette.

911 dispatch says the search began just before 6 PM after a swimmer disappeared.

The search will resume in the morning at 7 o'clock.

South of La Follette, two nine year old girls were hurt in a tubing accident, also on Norris Lake.

TWRA says their tube hit a private dock in the Cove Creek section of the lake.

The girls were transported by ambulance to UT Medical Center to receive treatment for injuries to their legs, feet, and arms.

In Blount County a three month old had to be revived after a pontoon boat was swamped near Tallassee.

The baby's father jumped into the Chilhowee Reservoir with the baby in his hands.

TWRA says two boaters rescued the pair and performed CPR that likely saved the baby's life.

The child was flown to Children's Hospital in Knoxville for treatment.


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