Breaking: Carter County Sheriff’s office investigating death at Watauga Lake


CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A woman is dead after an incident at Watauga Lake.

Sheriff Dexter Lunceford tells News Channel 11 that a car was found submerged in 15 feet of water near the Shook Branch swimming area at Watauga Lake just after 5pm Saturday.

Source: Justin Soto

Sgt. Larry Vaughn tells News Channel 11 the car landed around 300 feet into the lake.

“There’s no evidence to suggest there was any type of crash, it’s a single vehicle involved. It’s an ongoing investigation and we should know more as the night move on,” Sgt. Vaughn said.

The sheriff says a woman in her 60’s was the only occupant in the car and is deceased. Her identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Source: Justin Soto
Source: Justin Soto

Deputies are still on the scene investigating.



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