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TWRA needs help locating river hit-and-run suspects

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RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are asking help from the public in identifying and locating two men who hit a swimmer with a jet ski and then fled the scene.

TWRA's Dan Hicks says the incident happened Wednesday afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. near the Mud Creek Area boat access ramp in Rhea County.

A woman was swimming near the riverbank when she was struck by the jet ski. Hicks said the extent of her injuries is not known, though he did say she had been hit in the head.

Officials are looking for a two-tone red and white jet ski that may have silver trim. Two men, one white and one black, were riding on it.

Hicks hopes that someone will remember seeing the men riding together and be able to give investigators more information to help locate the suspects.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 1-800-262-6704 in Tennessee or (931) 484-9571 outside of Tennessee.

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