Man dead after accidental drowning at Percy Priest Lake

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man who was transported to the hospital in critical condition on Sunday night has died from accidental drowning.

According to Metro Police, 28-year-old Mohamed Cisse reportedly went out about 30 feet from the shore at Percy Priest Lake just about 8 p.m. to retrieve a ball that was being tossed around. Cisse’s family told investigators he began to struggle on his way back and became submerged.

Cisse was reportedly underwater for about five minutes before family members got to him, pulled him out, and began CPR. He later died at TriStar Summit Medical Center.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One man is in critical condition after investigators were called out to the Percy Priest Dam on Bell Road for a report of a possible drowning Sunday evening.

When investigators arrived, the patient was out of the water and bystanders were nearby performing CPR.

The man was transported to TriStar Summit Medical Center.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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