Cleveland resident injured in Oak Ridge boating incident
A man from Cleveland, Tennessee was injured in a boating incident near Oak Ridge, Tennessee early Saturday morning, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says.
Christopher Beckler, 47, was boating with his son and a third occupant on Melton Hill Lake near the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area to go deer hunting. Beckler was ejected after the boat ran into shallow water around 6:30 a.m.
TWRA says Beckler was near the front of the boat using a spotlight to assist his son, who was operating the vessel under dark and foggy conditions.
Beckler was ejected into the water near the shoreline and knocked unconscious.
Beckler was transported to the hospital with head and facial injuries but is expected to recover.
TWRA is investigating the incident.