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

East Tennessee man's body found floating in lake


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.

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