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Deer hunter hurt in boating accident near Oak Ridge

TWRA says a man was taken to UT Medical Center after falling off his boat and being knocked unconscious when the boat hit ground.

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — TWRA says a man was seriously hurt after he was ejected from an aluminum boat and was knocked unconscious. 

Matt Cameron with TWRA says Christopher Beckler, 47, his son Dawson Beckler, 21, and Glenn Swafford, 52,  were hunting near Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area Saturday morning in the fog when they hit ground and Christopher Beckler fell off the boat. 

Cameron says he was knocked unconscious and rescued by his son and Swafford. 

He was taken to UT Medical center to be treated for head and facial injuries. 

TWRA says he's expected to be ok. 

ATTENTION CWD UNIT DEER HUNTERS TWRA reminds all hunters that CWD U... nit Mandatory Physical Deer Check Stations are Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Chester, Haywood, Madison, McNairy, Shelby, and Tipton counties, are required to check-in harvest at one of the physical check stations and testing is not required but is encouraged.