Boat collision on Norris Lake results in the death of a child

Published 1:14 pm Monday, July 24, 2023

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CLAIBORNE COUNTY – Sunday’s boat collision on Norris Lake resulted in the death of a child.  No other serious injuries were reported.
At approximately 7:20 p.m., a 19-foot Triton bass boat collided with a 24-foot Chapparal open motorboat in front of Norris Landing Marina, resulting in the death of a male child onboard the Chapparal.  Both occupants of the Triton boat were ejected and swam to the shore.
Earlier reports of an explosion were not confirmed and are likely attributed to the sound of the impact.
TWRA officers will be examining both boats as the investigation continues.

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