- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 9, 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.


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