NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — After spending hours searching for a kayaker who went missing after colliding with a boat on Percy Priest Lake, first responders recovered her body Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, crews from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and the Nashville Fire Department were reportedly dispatched to a boating incident in the 2900 block of Bell Road.
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According to officials, a boat with three occupants allegedly hit a solo kayaker near the Hamilton Creek boat ramp, but the kayaker did not resurface.
Through the boat driver’s cooperation and the information gathered from interviews with witnesses, the TWRA said personnel were able to determine where to start the search for the missing kayaker.
The agency said it deployed a remote operated vehicle in an area of interest, which led to the discovery of 24-year-old Jaidha Lindsay. Officials say crews located Lindsay, a Murfreesboro resident, in 54 feet of water.
Divers from Nashville OEM reportedly made the recovery just after 3 p.m.
No other information has been released about the ongoing investigation into this boating incident.
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