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HCSO Responds to Vehicle in the Water at Possum Creek Boat Ramp


Hamilton County, TN - On Saturday May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Possum Creek Boat Ramp in the 1900 block of Lee Pike in reference to a submerged vehicle.

Upon arrival it was learned that the vehicle was still occupied. Members of the Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Team (SURT) made contact with the occupant and were able to remove the person from the submerged vehicle. The victim was brought to shore where lifesaving measures were attempted.

Hamilton County EMS pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

The body has been transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.

The HCSO would like to thank the Sale Creek Fire Department, Dallas Bay Fire Department, STARS, and the TWRA for their assistance and support with this incident.

This is an ongoing investigation and there will not be any further information released at this time.

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