OH Man ID’d As Victim In Saturday Shanghai Resort TN Pontoon Boat Accident

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LAFOLLETTE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Ohio Man, Richard Curry, has been identified as the victim who fell from a pontoon boat Saturday evening while on LaFollette, Tennessee’s Norris Lake, according to authorities.

Curry, 52, of Jamestown, Ohio, removed his life jacket and slipped and fell in the water while refueling at a Shanghai Marina fuel dock at Shanghai Resort, located at, 1042 Shanghai Rd, LaFollette, TN, TWRA confirmed.

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The Campbell County Rescue Squad recovered the victim’s body at 8:31 p.m. in about 64 feet of water. Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said a bass boat was involved in a minor accident inside a “no wake” zone just beforehand at 7:54 p.m. and both boats went to a fuel dock at Shanghai Marina. source

Officials said Curry removed his life jacket before attempting to step off the vessel and onto the fueling dock.

He fell into the water between the boat and the dock, and never resurfaced.

His body was recovered and transported to LaFollette Medical Center as officials investigate the incident.

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