Virginia man drowns after boat overturns in Tennessee lake

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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MOORESBURG (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Virginia man drowned in an east Tennessee lake after falling from a small boat.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release that 71-year-old Edward McMillan was fishing with a boy near a boat ramp on Cherokee Lake in Hawkins County when their vessel overturned Saturday afternoon.
The 14-foot (4-meter) boat, which looks like a flat-transom canoe with an outboard engine, was about 60 yards (180 feet) off the bank when both occupants were sent into the water, officials said.
The boy was able to pull the man to shore. But McMillan, of Gate City, Va., did not survive.
Neither McMillan nor the boy were wearing a life jacket, officials said.

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