Two occupants fell overboard and were struck by the boat in a Saturday evening boating accident on Norris Lake in Campbell County.
Campbell County Wildlife Officer Brenden Marlow said that around 7 p.m., William Tyler Sharp of Hamilton, Ohio and Gabriella Wimmer of Marysville, Ohio were standing up on the bow of a boat while it was under power when it hit a wake causing both to be ejected and run over.
Both were taken by boat to Sequoyah Marina where Mr. Sharp was then airlifted to UT Medical Center in Knoxville and treated for serious injuries including deep lacerations from the vessel’s propeller. He is in critical but stable condition.
Ms. Wimmer was taken by EMS to Tennova North Medical Center where she was treated and released.
Madison Fantelli of Cincinatti, Ohio has been charged with underage consumption of alcohol and reckless operation of a vessel.
The incident remains under investigation by TWRA.