TWRA Reports 1 Boating-Related Fatality Over Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there was one boating-related fatality over the 2018 Labor Day holiday period from Aug. 31-Sept. 3.  

The fatal incident occurred on Tims Ford Lake on Saturday evening and involved a personal watercraft. TWRA is continuing its investigation of the incident that claimed the life of 28-year-old Zachary Davis of Christiana.

TWRA boating officers made five boating under the influence (BUI) arrests. Officers investigated other incidents which involved seven serious injuries and three which had property damage.

The Labor Day incidents bring the number of fatalities to 22 in 2018. There have been 45 serious injury and 38 property damage incidents documented.

The TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division compiled the Labor Day weekend statistics after receiving reports from the agency’s four regions. 


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