DOUGLAS LAKE DROWNING VICTIM RECOVERED
The body of Daryl Lee Smart, 50, of Asheville, North Carolina resurfaced on Douglas Lake this morning about 7:20 a.m. as rescue crews were launching their boats to continue the recovery effort. The victim’s body was recovered approximately 300 feet from the Nina Creek Access Area boat ramp. Investigators say his body will be taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital and an autopsy has been requested. TWRA sends condolences to Mr. Smart’s family. #tnboating
A search is underway for a missing swimmer on Douglas Lake. A man and a woman were swimming from a pontoon boat in Nina Creek when the man went under and didn’t resurface.
Jefferson, Hamblen and Sevier County Rescue Squads are teaming up for a recovery effort. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County EMS and TWRA are on the scene. #tnboating