Greene County Rescues Man Naked On Log In Nolichucky River
Cocke County authorities may have had to help in evacuations Tuesday night, but it pails in comparison to what Greene County authorities had to deal with on Wednesday afternoon… a naked man floating down the Nolichucky River on a log. The man identified as 52 year old Troy Hunt was first spotted by a motorist crossing a bridge on the Erwin Highway around 11:30…the man was singing “God Bless The USA” while riding the log on the river. Greene County rescue officials made numerous attempts at several bridges to rescue Hunt…but he would not grab a rope. At one time, he accepted a life jacket thrown to him, but tossed the rope aside…continuing to ride down the river naked on a log. Officials eventually were able to get to him in a boat off the Kinser Park boat ramp. All total the man rode 15 miles in 2 1/2 hours naked on a log in the Nolichucky River. He was charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. In the immortal words of Randy Travis…now pray for the fish.