Father dead, 9-year-old son missing after their jet ski collides with barge on a Tennessee lake

A father is dead and his 9-year-old son is missing after their jet ski collided with a barge on a lake near Nashville, Tenneesee

ByThe Associated Press

September 10, 2023, 3:38 PM

Ashland City, Tenn. — The weekend collision of a jet ski and a barge on a Tennessee waterway has left officials searching for a 9-year-old boy whose father died in the crash.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said 36-year-old Steven White died after the jet ski carrying him and his son hit a barge being pushed by a tow boat around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on a lake northwest of Nashville, The Tennessean reported.

Crew members above the Hines Furlong tow boat hit the waters in a vessel to help the two riders. White, who wore a lifejacket, was later pronounced dead after being taken ashore, according to The Tennessean.

A search for the missing child resumed at 8 a.m. Sunday after pausing in the early morning hours.

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