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Tennessee Country Singer Craig Morgan’s Son Found Dead After a Tragic Boating Accident

Craig Morgan, a prominent country music singer, lost his son this month after a boating accident on the Tennessee River. The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body of the 19-year-old in the Kentucky Lake area. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim had been tubing with a friend during the accident. After the accident, the friend resurfaced, but the victim did not in spite of the fact both were wearing life jackets. How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Into a Boating Accident It is fairly common for people to underestimate the risks of operating watercrafts compared to the risk of driving a car. However, boating accidents can be catastrophic and are not limited to crashes. Types of boating accidents can also include capsizing (when a boat turns over), swamping (when a boat floods with water), slip and fall accidents, falling overboard and watersport accidents. However, there are steps…
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Nashville Boat Accident Kills One, Sends Four to the Hospital with Injuries

According to WKRN-TV, a Nashville boat accident on September 1 on Percy Priest Lake resulted in the death of a man and numerous injuries. WKRN reported that a deck boat and a 36-foot cabin boat collided in the lake. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said that they were able to locate the body of Harvie Butler, 39, of La Vergne, following the crash. Four people other people were taken to Vanderbilt University Hospital with injured following the crash. Three other people were allegedly treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash. Butler was reportedly not wearing a life jacket at the time of the crash. An investigation into the crash is ongoing—officials with the TWRA said that the agency has impounded both boats and taken blood samples from each boat operator to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. According to the TWRA, 18…
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Young Woman Dies in Montgomery County Boating Accident

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), one person was killed and another person was injured in a boating accident on the Cumberland River in Montgomery County, near Clarksville on June 29. According to WTVF-TV, Stephanie Burns was tubing when she somehow got caught in the propeller of a boat. TWRA representative Doug Markham told WTVF that Burns had already died by the time first-responders arrived to the scene of the accident. TWRA officials also told WTVF that a 20-year-old man was also injured and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The man is expected to live, according to the TWRA. The man was among several people on the boat. Authorities are investigating the accident and charges are pending. TWRA said that it is trying to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. In 2011, the US Coast Guard reported that there were 4,588 boating accidents nationally,…
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