Three killed after boat crashes into barge on Tennessee River

Boat crash on Tennessee River kills three people
Boat crash on Tennessee River kills three people
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 10:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 4:51 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are investigating a fatal boating incident on the Tennessee River in Decatur County on Saturday night.

Witnesses said the accident occurred around 9 p.m. when a Baja boat with three occupants collided with a barge traveling downstream around mile marker 171. The body of a 57-year-old Cherie Denise Arnold of Bath Springs, Tennessee, was recovered from the river on Saturday night. The bodies of a 19-year-old Bryan Chayse Linton, of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, and 18-year-old Chase Rushing Wulfert, of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, were recovered from the river on Sunday afternoon.

Search crews conducted surface and sonar scans in attempts to locate the missing boaters.

The is the 22nd boating related fatality this year. The boating incident remains under investigation.

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