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Dayton man loses life while jet skiing Saturday
Boating investigator, captain George Birdwell and officer Burton Capps.
Travis Hale, 24, from Dayton, lost his life while operating a jet ski after dark Saturday, Sept. 2. A 911 call came in to the Rhea County dispatch at 8:43 p.m. TWRA officers responded along with Rhea County Sheriff’s office, Rhea County EMS and Rhea County Rescue Squad to Chickamauga Lake, near Double S Road in Rhea County. Hale was traveling from a nearby area with a man and woman on a second jet ski when he drove his jet ski away from the second jet ski and hit a private dock.