Early Friday morning a call came in that someone had been hit by a boat at the White Bridge area near Lonas Young Park in LaFollette. Emergency crews arrived on scene and began treatment of a 16 year old female. Initial reports indicate that she was hit by a boat’s propeller. The teen was later airlifted to a Knoxville hospital.
Two other children were also injured. The accident occurred while the group as tubing. After the youth were thrown from the tube they were struck as the boat circled to retrieve them. The other children were sent to Tennova’s LaFollette Medical Center.
According to the TWRA report they were visiting Norris Lake from Ohio.
More details as they become available.