A fisherman drowned on Tellico Lake Sunday afternoon after falling into the water while trying to dock a pontoon boat at a community dock in Tellico Village.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Robert Brown, 49, of Tellico Village, drowned after he exited his boat onto a dock and fell into the water. Loudoun County Wildlife Officer Anthony Chitwood said that Mr.
Brown and another man had been fishing but headed back due to windy conditions. As the boat approached the dock, the wind pushed the boat off course and Mr. Brown jumped onto the dock and attempted to pull the boat into the slip. He fell into the water, went under, and never resurfaced.
Emergency services crews from Tellico Village Fire Dept., Loudoun County Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Marine Rescue responded to the incident and recovered Mr. Brown’s body at approximately 3:30 p.m.