Boating Accident On Cherokee Lake Claims The Life Of A Georgia Man
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A man from Georgia lost his life in a boating accident on Cherokee Lake in Hawkins County Wednesday night.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., a 70-year-old man from Rome, Ga. was operating a boat on Cherokee lake when it struck a partially submerged silo just upstream of the TWRA Quarryville Boat Access Area. The victim had apparently been fishing before the accident occurred.
TWRA is investigating the incident and the victim’s next of kin was notified early Thursday morning. His identity will be release later today.