Drowning victim’s body recovered from Cheatham Co. dam

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CHEATHAM COUNTY (WKRN) — Officials have recovered the body of a man who never resurfaced while swimming at the Cheatham County Dam on Wednesday.

According to officials, the 19-year-old man was swimming in the beach area with his brother. The man reportedly went past the buoys and was swept underwater by a strong current. He did not resurface.

Officials said the man’s body was recovered just before 8 p.m. where he went under.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Galen Jones of Clarksville.

His body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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