Teen Missing in Blount County Lake

Authorities in Blount County are searching for a missing teen boy from Ragland who fell into a Blount County Lake this morning. Blount County E-M-A Deputy Director, Doug Smith, said crews have been called in to look for the 15-year-old who fell overboard as he leaned over the rail of the boat. He was with two adults and they were inspecting boat docks for storm damage. The search began just before 10:00AM and authorities are focusing on Highland Lake in the Straight Mountain community outside of Oneonta. The search is not concluded. The teen’s name hasn't been released.


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