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3 people rescued after boat overturns in Holston

NET News Service • Jul 23, 2015 at 4:58 PM

KINGSPORT — Members of the Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County EMS and Kingsport Lifesaving Crew responded to a 4:30 p.m. call of an overturned boat with three people in the water on the South Fork of the Holston River in the vicinity of Eastman Wednesday.

According to sources at the scene, the boat had become lodged on an obstacle and had begun to take on water.

While trying to bail out the water, the three passengers, none of whom were wearing a lifejacket, overturned the boat and fell into the river.

More on the rescue from the Kingsport Times-News.

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