A busy weekend for Roane County Emergency officials as they were sent to two separate serious traffic crashes on the interstate Friday and Saturday as we are awaiting the reports from THP on those and also this accident
in Rockwood’s rural community of New Hope on the water.
Roane County Rescue Squad, West Roane County Fire Department, and
law enforcement with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, all responded.
The TWRA says a man was injured in a boating accident in Roane County Sunday afternoon. Officers say the male got into the water to get a
boat onto an island near the area of Moonlight Bay, when he was hit by a boat propeller. He was transported to UT Medical Center by LifeStar to
undergo emergency surgery.
Authorities say the incident took place in the river off of the 7,000 block of New Hope Road in Rockwood. The name of the victim has not been released yet, as we are awaiting a report from the TWRA.