UPDATE: Search For Missing Boater Becomes Recovery Operation

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Campbell County (WVLT) -- Rescue crews say the search for a missing boater in Cove Creek is now a recovery operation.

Crews have been searching for a woman who went missing yesterday evening after the boat she was traveling in flipped several times in Cove Creek, just south of Twin Cove Marina near Caryville.

The TWRA says the unidentified woman, and a man she was with were trapped under water following the accident.

The man, identified as Robert Foshee, 65 of Lenoir City suffered serious injuries and was transported by Lifestar to UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

The Knoxville Rescue Squad was called to the scene this morning to help in the search.

They will use sonar technology to locate the drown woman.

We have a crew on scene and will bring you the latest on the recovery efforts tonight on Volunteer TV News at 6:30.

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  • by the family Location: Lenoir City on Jun 18, 2007 at 12:51 PM
    We want to send our thanks to all the people who assisted in finding our much loved family member
  • by Lana Location: Norris Lake on Jun 11, 2007 at 09:12 PM
    Our family was at Cove Creek when this happened. Myself and my two sons were just a few of many people who were in the water searching for this woman. The water at Cove Creek is too narrow for this type of activity. There should be a speed limit for boaters in areas like this. We are fortunate that more people were not involved in the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young woman.
  • by deanna Location: kentucky on Jun 11, 2007 at 01:54 PM
    memorial day weekend we were staying at a cabin up from the twin cove marina when a man pulling his two little girls on a tube and ran them into the dock next to ours. the place is not wide enough to tube there some people are so stupid for doing these things. the father of that incident was lucky the girls werent hurt severly!
  • by dave Location: cove creek norris lake on Jun 11, 2007 at 09:32 AM
    at the rate of speed boats are operated ot on norris lake,cove creek, & the lake being narrow & winding I am very suprized there are not more very serious boating accidents. Last week I contacted both the TVA & the TWRA about the danger of boats operation on cove creek at very fast unsafe speeds & was told by both agencys they do not enforce any type of speed controll, only reckless operation. boats continuosly run two & three abreast at considerable unsafe speeds which is very unsafe on cove creek. With the increse of this type of reckless operation (high speed)I think it is predictable we will have more accidents including responsible boat operators. The TWRA needs a reveiw of what reckless operation includes.


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