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Man injured in South Holston Lake boating accident

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) - UPDATE


A man is in the hospital after state law enforcement officials say he crashed his boat into a bed of rocks on South Holston Lake. Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries say it all happened around 5:30 this evening off of Country Lake Drive in Abingdon, Virginia.

Officers say a man was piloting the boat by himself when he suddenly slammed into a bed of rocks and tree limbs.

The man suffered minor injuries and is expected to be ok. He was transported to the Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Officers on the scene say they believe alcohol may have played a role in the accident and the investigation is ongoing.



Washington County, Va. Sheriff Fred Newman confirms the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is investigating a boat crash on South Holston Lake.

He said it happened near Avens boat ramp. Newman was not able to tell News Channel 11 if there were any injuries involved.

We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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