McMinn County teenager drowns while swimming in Tellico Lake
VONORE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a 19-year-old McMinn County man drowned in an eastern Tennessee lake while swimming with friends.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Communications Director Kelly Brockman says the man was not a strong swimmer and ventured too far out into Tellico Lake on Sunday afternoon at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park in Vonore.
Brockman did not release the man’s identity, but she says he was from Englewood.
Brockman says there was no indication alcohol or drugs were involved.
Emergency personnel found the man’s body less than three hours after he was reported missing.