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Knoxville woman's body recovered after boating incident on Norris Lake in Claiborne County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a boating incident Thursday near the Rock Harbor development on Norris Lake in Claiborne County.

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE 2:30 PM FRIDAY: The body of a Knoxville woman was recovered Friday after she fell out of a boat in Norris Lake in Claiborne County, state wildlife officials said.

The woman was identified as Barbara P. Morgan, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

TWRA used a remote operated vehicle to find her body about noon just outside a wave break at Rock Harbor development. The Claiborne County Rescue Squad assisted.

"Wildlife officers believe the victim fell overboard from a pontoon boat being operated by the victim’s husband, Paul Richard Morgan, 75, also of Knoxville," according to TWRA. 

Paul Morgan tried to rescue her Thursday but the boat drifted away.

He swam to a nearby island and was picked up by a passing boat, according to TWRA.

Paul Morgan was being treated at University of Tennessee Medical Center but was expected to be released Friday, according to TWRA.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a boating incident near the Rock Harbor development on Norris Lake in Claiborne County on Thursday.

Officials said a man has been taken to UT Medical Center, and a woman has not been recovered at this time. TWRA said the man and woman were in their 70s.

Around 7:00 p.m., the woman went overboard from the married couple's pontoon boat. The husband entered the water and made an unsuccessful rescue attempt and swam to a nearby island where he was picked up by a boat that was passing by, according to officials.

The Claiborne County rescue squad recently ended its search efforts for the night. Two TWRA investigators have arrived on the scene and are deploying a remote operated vehicle (ROV) to search or the missing victim, according to TWRA.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.