State wildlife officials release name of drowning victim

(Lenior City-WBIR) The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Kenneth Henry Owens, 67 of Maryville, drowned in Tellico Lake Friday night.

TWRA said he fell overboard from a moving houseboat in Tellico Lake. He was on the only person on the boat.

A witness saw him fall him and called 911. The witness said the man began swimming toward the shore when he went under and never came back up.

The Loudon County Dive and Rescue Squad recovered Owens body about 40 yards from the shore around 9:25 p.m.


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