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Plane Crash reported at Harrison Bay


This afternoon at approximately 4:38 p.m. a caller dialed 911 to report seeing a small plane go down in Harrison Bay around the 7900 block of Highway 58. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office along with several volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, but due to severe weather the initial search was delayed. As weather conditions improved boats equipped with SONAR moved into the area and searched with nothing being located. Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office SURT team responded and sent divers into the water where it was reported the plane went down but after a long intensive search, nothing was located.

Emergency personnel who responded to the scene were as follows: Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department, Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Chattanooga Fire Department Fire Boat, Marine Rescue and Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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