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UPDATE: Two dead after boat capsizes on Chickamauga Lake

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) -- A ten-year-old girl and her grandmother have passed away after a boat overturned on Chickamauga Lake during severe weather Thursday evening.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Dan Hicks confirmed the deaths of the child and her grandmother on Friday.

Their identities are being withheld until next of kin are all notified.

Initial reports were that a toddler had drowned, but that was corrected by TWRA shortly after noon on Friday.


HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) -- The severe weather caused a boat to overturn, sending a dozen people in the water Thursday.

Emergency Management Chief Bill Tittle tells Channel 3 all 12 people made it out of Chickamauga Lake.

He says EMS responders had to perform CPR on two them and their vitals seemed to be improving.

Both were taken by ambulance from the scene. One was taken to Erlanger and the other to Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

Tittle says their conditions are unknown.

Stay with for updates as they become available.


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