LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Crews were called to a water rescue in Lawrence County after a man fell into a pond while kayaking Friday morning.
According to the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), it happened in a remote area off Appleton Road. Officials said a man who lives near the pond went on out on the kayak just before 9 a.m. and fell in the water. His wife called 911.
“Swift-water rescue teams were called out but the victim had been rescued by the time they arrived,” a spokesperson for the Lawrence County EMA stated.
The victim was unresponsive when first responders arrived on the scene. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
Officials said it was not clear if the fatality was due to a medical issue or actual drowning.
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