Crews Recover Body of Missing Campbell County Boater

By: Whitney Daniel, WVLT Staff
By: Whitney Daniel, WVLT Staff

Caryville, Campbell County (WVLT) - A rescued boater remains in stable condition at UT Medical Center after he crashed his boat on a Norris tributary killing his daughter Saturday evening.

Recovery crews found the body of 41-year-old Ginger Robbins of Caryville nearly 24 hours after the boat she was traveling in flipped several times, trapping her under water.

Initial responders rescued her father, Robert Foshee, from the waters of cove creek, but they were unable to locate her.

That's when the TWRA called in searchers from Knox and Roane counties to provide sonar, divers, and a dragging net.

"You have people in the boat, you have a device in the water with hooks on it and you're pulling the ropes up and down and trying to snag the body,” says Second Lieutenant Duane Roberts from the Roane County Rescue Squad.

Robbins' body was taken to Saint Mary's in LaFollette for an autopsy.

Her father is in stable condition at UT Medical Center, officials believe neither victim was wearing a life jacket.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2007 at 01:34 PM
    An accident, that is all it was. The accident did not happen because it was a fast boat or anything to do with alcohol. Accidents happen all the time. Blaming anyone or anything is foolish.
  • by The Family of Ginger Location: Lenoir City on Jun 19, 2007 at 12:31 PM
    She wasn't even a yankee so please have some respect for the family and the deceased and quit using this as a place to argue back and forth that is not what this is used for.
  • by Tom Location: Dayton,Oh. on Jun 13, 2007 at 02:15 PM
    FYI, The people involved in this accident were from your area, not Yankee's. Also, I haven't heard anything about liquor being involved. Us "yankee's" bring alot of money to your state so I would be more appreciative of us visiting there.
  • by carol Location: manvel on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:04 AM
    Why do you assume that just because they were in a boat and had an accident do you assume they were drinking? That is not always the case.
  • by dwayne Location: speedwell on Jun 11, 2007 at 08:11 PM
    what kin of boat were they in for it to have flipped several times its a tradgedy her dying making this one of the most deadly seasons on the lake since i have lived a few miles from norris lake for my whole 37 years of life besides when i was in military
  • by Ethel Location: Campbell County on Jun 11, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    I do not think drinking and boating mix either. Also I think we should have a speed limit on the lake. Lifejackets should be worn istead of just on the boat and maybe these kind of accidents wouldn't happen!!!!! But I don't think we should blame the Yankees it's America and we can go as we please and Shey im sure if you wanted to come up north you would and you wouldn't appreciate it if the called you a Hick or redneck! Thank you, Ethel
  • by shey Location: twin cove on Jun 11, 2007 at 01:55 AM
    boating and drinking does not mix! my pray are with the family. note liqour by the drink has been passed at all boat docks! in campbell county but this is a dry county! go figure! If the yankees want liqour on the lakes then make your own lake and stay home! and please move out of the aisle in walmart insteed of just standing there with your finger up your but.
  • by wayne Location: twin cove on Jun 10, 2007 at 09:03 PM
    why can't we have boat speed limits just like cars?


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