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TWRA identifies two people killed in boating incident on Fort Loudoun Lake

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said an 18-year-old woman and 70-year-old man were dead after a fatal boating incident Saturday afternoon.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE (JUNE 6, 2021): The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has identified the two people who died in a boating incident on Fort Loudoun Lake on Saturday.

The TWRA said 70-year-old Terrance Dea was driving a pontoon boat when he saw 18-year-old Emma Fila floating facedown in the water. Officials say Dea jumped in to try to rescue Fila, but then experienced a medical emergency.

People on another boat pulled both Dea and Fila out of the water and started CPR, but both of them died.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said that two people were dead after a fatal boating incident Saturday afternoon on Fort Loudoun Lake.

Officials said that a pontoon boat driven by a 70-year-old man near Alcoa Highway was passed by an 18-year-old woman in a personal watercraft around 4:30 p.m. Later, the man found her face down in the water with the watercraft nearby.

They said it looked like the watercraft crashed into a concrete support beam for a railroad bridge. The 70-year-old man jumped into the water to try to rescue her.

However, he was then incapacitated by a medical emergency.

People on another boat pulled both the man and the woman out from the water and started administering CPR on them. However, officials said neither survived.

Information about the medical emergency was not immediately available. This story will be updated when more information is available.

FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT ON FORT LOUDOUN LAKE LEAVES TWO DEAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn.---TWRA wildlife officers are...

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Saturday, June 5, 2021