-Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a victim who went missing after a Saturday morning boating accident on the Nolichucky River in Washington County.
According to TWRA Officer David Crum, the body of Michael W. Jones, 50, of Jonesborough, was recovered from eight-and-a-half feet of water at approximately 6:10 p.m. on Sunday evening. Jones was reported missing after a boat he was operating capsized leaving him and his crew of four swimming for safety. The other occupants of the boat including two children safely made it to shore.
A joint effort by members of local search and rescue crews including: Washington County Emergency Medical Services, Washington County Rescue, Embreeville Volunteer Fire Department, Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and Unaka Mountain Search and Rescue, made the body recovery.