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LENOIR CITY (WATE) - A Blount County man drowned Friday evening after falling off of his houseboat while traveling on Tellico Lake.
According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, 67-year-old Kenneth Owens was standing near the boat's bow when he fell overboard just after 7:30 p.m.
TWRA reports that a witness saw Owens swimming towards the shore when he went under and never resurfaced.
His body was recovered some two hours later.
Officials report that a cable-style railing on the boat was loose upon inspection.