28-year-old man drowns after falling off boat in Percy Priest - WKRN News 2

28-year-old man drowns after falling off boat in Percy Priest Lake

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A man's body was recovered after he fell off the ladder of a pontoon boat in Percy Priest Lake Sunday afternoon.

Authorities stated 28-year-old David Malone fell into the water before 3:40 p.m. near the Four Corners Marine off Lavergne Couchville Pike in Antioch.

Malone, who police stated was not a strong swimmer, was reportedly in the water on a flotation device when he handed it off to someone else before attempting to climb back in the boat.

He slipped on the boat's ladder, went underwater and was unable to resurface.

Friends attempted to save Malone, but were unable to find him once he was under the water.

Police told News 2 alcohol was not a factor in the accident, nor was Malone wearing a life vest.

The fire captain stated it is the second drowning within one month at the location.

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