Boat sinks in Spring City

Rhea County Emergency Management responded to a sinking house boat at the Spring City Boat Dock on Thursday and was on scene with multiple agencies, including the Spring City Fire Department, Spring City Rescue Rescue Squad, Spring City Police Department, Rhea County Sheriff’s Department, TEMA, Hamilton County HazMat and Hamilton County EMA.

Hazmat crews were called in to mitigate any leaking fuel from the boat, and no injuries were reported at the scene.

The cause of the sinking was unknown as of press time Friday.