Boater dies after boat sinks on Chickamaugua Lake

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CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF)- TWRA officials are investigating a fatal boat incident that happened today.

55-year-old Michael Thomas of Decatur, Tennessee and a second boater were on their 14-foot, flat bottom johnboat when it sank.

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A nearby fisherman heard the commotion and tried to help.

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Officials say that the incident happened on Chickamaugua Lake near Cottonport Marina.

TWRA does not know why the boat sank and will be investigating the incident.

According to the officials, Thomas was not wearing a life jacket.

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