Elderly Man, woman drown while pulling boat from water near Center Hill Lake

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 84-year-old man and 83-year-old woman drowned Monday while trying to pull their boat from the water near Center Hill Lake.

It happened about 4 p.m. when officials say the Knoxville couple, Lendon and Charlotte Welch, was pulled back into the water along with their vehicle and trailer.

Both of their bodies were recovered, according to Barry Cross with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

When the couple’s 2000 Toyota Tacoma was removed from the lake, it was determined the truck’s transmission was in reverse and the emergency brake had been partially applied.

Additional information was not released.