We just received some difficult news because an angler died after a tragic bass boat accident. When Timothy Clark Byrn, 75, was just starting an early morning fishing trip in the Clinch River, his Bass Tracker boat collided with an old concrete railway bridge support . A railway worker found the body and immediately called the authorities.
The following are more detailed information officially released by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Bureau:
A fisherman died after a boating accident on the Clinch River in Clayborn County early Monday morning.
Michael Cavens, Clayborn County Wildlife Officer of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Bureau reported that Timothy Clark Byrne (75 years old) of White Springs, Florida, was on the Upper Great Sycamore Creek Railway Bridge Was killed in a single boat accident on the Clinch River.
Witnesses stated that Mr. Byrn left Lone Mountain Marina on an aluminum Bass Tracker boat at around 8 am and headed to the main waterway. A worker from the Norfolk Southern Railway Company found the victim's body in the water of the railway bridge at about 10:45 am and called 911.
Officer Cavins said the ship appeared to hit an old concrete railway bridge support that was exposed about a foot above the water but marked with a dangerous buoy. Subsequently, the ship hit another concrete bridge support, causing it to capsize and throwing Mr. Byrn, who was not wearing a personal flotation device, into the water. This incident is still under investigation.