LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – An overnight boating accident on Norris Lake leaves one person injured after two boats collided near Whitman Hollow Marina here in Campbell County.
TWRA officers say just before 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, a 2019 Axis wakeboard boat was struck from behind by a 1988 Mastercraft ski boat as both boats were exiting the no-wake zone. One occupant from each boat was ejected and recovered with one man being seriously injured and transported to UT Medical Center. The other ejected occupant was uninjured.
Brandt Lambert (30) of Centerburg, OH, who was operating the Mastercraft boat, has been charged with reckless operation of a vessel with injury, a no-wake zone violation, failure to maintain a proper lookout, and failure to maintain a safe speed.
TWRA is continuing the investigation. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/02/2021-1PM)