Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford said he called off a search for a small child in the Watauga River after questions arose about the reliability of the only report received about the child.
WATAUGA — Dozens of first responders spent Thursday evening searching the Watauga River for a young girl, who was reportedly seen struggling in the water near Lovers Lane in Elizabethton.
The body of a white male was found Sunday in the Watauga River near Sycamore Shoals Drive in Elizabethton, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
ELIZABETHTON — A fisherman accidentally shot himself with his .45-caliber pistol while he was fishing with a friend on the Watauga River near Smalling Road early Thursday morning.
ELIZABETHTON — Police on Tuesday identified the body found in the Watauga River last week as that of a 32-year-old Johnson City man.