East Tennessee man's body found floating in lake - WKRN News 2

East Tennessee man's body found floating in lake

Posted:

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (AP) - The Campbell County sheriff says an apparent accidental drowning has claimed the life of a LaFollette man.

In a statement, Sheriff Robbie Goins said deputies discovered the body of 65-year-old John Ward floating in Norris Lake near the Powell Valley Marina on Thursday afternoon.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported authorities said an autopsy will be performed to determine how Ward died. However, authorities said they believe it was an accidental drowning.

Deputies responded after the department received a call from an address near the marina. The statement did not disclose details of the phone call.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.