published Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

One boy electrocuted during swim on Cherokee Lake

BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff in East Tennessee now says one boy swimming in a marina at Cherokee Lake was electrocuted and a second one was revived on a life flight out of the area.

Originally police reported that both boys had been killed.

WBIR-TV reports the boys were swimming between house boats at the marina Thursday when they were shocked.

Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel tells the station that the boy who died was 10 years old and the revived boy is 11.

The sheriff’s office says it happened around 2:15 p.m. near the German Creek Marina in Bean Station. Police say an additional six to eight people were taken to the hospital in Morristown to be checked out.

The marina has been evacuated as authorities conduct their investigation.

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