Body Of Missing Fisherman, Paul Irwin, 72, Recovered From Douglas Lake

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The body of a missing fisherman was recovered on Thursday from Douglas Lake at Dandridge Access Area in Jefferson County.

Paul Allen Irwin, 72, of Sandy Ridge Road in Dandridge, died after he apparently fell overboard while attempting to launch his boat. 

TWRA received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday that a boat was adrift and a fisherman was missing near the boat ramp.

A TWRA boating investigator located Mr.

Irwin about 80 feet of the shoreline in 10 feet of water by use of a Remote Operated Vehicle.  Members of the Jefferson County Rescue Squad recovered his body at approximately 3:37 p.m.

 


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