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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