Roan Mountain man found dead after report of boating accident

9:34 pm | October 20, 2013

Authorities found the body of a Roan Mountain man after a report of a fishing boat accident on Watauga Lake.

On Sunday, the body of Landon Walter Campbell, 61, Roan Mountain, was found “near the main channel” between Fish Springs Marina and the Butler Bridge, after authorities spent the day looking into the accident.

Campbell was discovered after three agencies – the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency – investigated the reported accident.

In a press release, Sheriff Chris Mathes said that an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of Campbell’s death.

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