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.