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Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

September 18th, 2013 8:47 pm by Jeff Bobo - Net News Service

Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

ROGERSVILLE — One of the best fishing spots in Hawkins County is also one of the most dangerous, as two fishermen found out Wednesday morning when their boat capsized at a Holston River dam near Rogersville.

Around 9:16 Wednesday morning, Hawkins County rescuers were called to the weir-style dam near the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant property in Rogersville, where two fishermen were stranded on the hull of their capsized boat.

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Jamie Miller, who was among the first on the scene, said the boat apparently got too close to the spillway and was caught in the undertow.

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