TWRA Identifies Victim In Holston River Incident

The identity of a man who died in yesterday’s boating incident on the Holston River has been released. 

51-year-old Dennis Wayne Jenkins of Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian’s Bend boat ramp.

Around 5 p.m., an unoccupied aluminum boat with personal belongings onboard was found near the boat ramp at Christian’s Bend.  Officers say the boat didn’t appear to have been involved in a collision.  Rescue crews responded and located Mr. Jenkins’ body face down in the water about two hundred yards upstream from the boat.  

He was not wearing a lifejacket. 

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