Body of Missing Boater Found, Another Man Facing Charges

By: Dave Foulk, WNOX NewsTalk 100
By: Dave Foulk, WNOX NewsTalk 100

Seymour, Sevier County (WVLT) - Crews found the body of a missing boater and now his boating partner is facing criminal charges. Police say Eugene Wise and Ralph Husky were on board a 16-foot fishing boat when it hit some rocks. The impact threw both men overboard. Rescue crews found Husky on an island in the river. Wise's body was found a few miles away. Police then put Husky under arrest.

"We had to do some field sobriety tests on Mr. Husky and come to the conclusion he was under the influence of alcohol," said David Sexton with the TWRA. More charges could follow after the district attorney reviews the case.


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