TWRA identifies boaters killed in fishing accident at Tennessee dam

    (FILE PHOTO: Courtesy Tennessee Valley Authority)

    (UPDATE 9 p.m.) The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency identified two men killed in a fishing accident at the Pickwick Dam in Hardin County.

    Chester County residents Casey Cox, 32, and Michael Ray Terry, 69, were killed after their boat was sucked through the dam's spillway. TWRA does not believe the two men were related.

    According to the TWRA, the crash happened around 11 a.m., but it was a while before their flat-bottom style boat was notice and TWRA was notified.

    The boat was sucked through the spillway portion of the dam located on the lake side. There was a lot of turbulent water at the time of the crash due to tail water spilling while the generators were running.

    Cox and Terry's bodies were found several miles downstream from the site of the crash.


    Tennessee Wildlife Resources agency said two males were found dead after a fishing boat accident in Hardin County.

    TWRA spokesman Barry Cross said a fishing boat was above the Pickwick Dam and got sucked into the spillway on Tuesday afternoon.

    The boat was found trapped in the boils beneath the dam.

    The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of the families.

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