Former coach, wife found dead in Tennessee lake
Aug. 09, 2017
SILVER POINT, Tenn. (AP) — A couple found dead in a Tennessee lake has been identified by investigators as a former coach and his wife.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Jimmy Neal says the bodies of 84-year-old Lendon Welch and 83-year-old Charlotte Welch were found Monday at Floating Mill Campground. Local news outlets report the Knoxville couple was found floating in the water and that Lendon Welch was a celebrated track, football, baseball and basketball coach at Farragut High School.
Neal says troopers responded to the campground around 4:30 p.m. and saw the top of a truck in the water. A boat attached to a trailer was floating behind the truck. Neal says the pickup's transmission was in reverse, and the emergency brake had been partially applied.
A medical examiner will determine the causes of death.