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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:47 PM

Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:47 PM

Georgia Man Killed In Hawkins County Boating Accident

A Georgia man was killed Wednesday night in a boating accident on Cherokee Lake in Hawkins County. His identity will be released later Thursday.

According to the TWRA, around 10:30 on July 12  a 70-year-old man from Rome, Georgia, was operating a boat on Cherokee Lake when it hit a partially submerged silo upstream of the TWRA Quarryville Boat Access Area.

Officials said the victim had been fishing before the accident happened.

TWRA reported late Wednesday that the victim's next of kin were notified early Thursday morning.

 

 

 

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