Officials: Man drowns in Laurel River Lake

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Drowning Tragedy

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A man has drowned while swimming in Laurel River Lake in Whitley County.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley tells news organizations that 21-year-old Zachary Anderson died Monday night after swimming with his friend.

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The two were swimming near the lake’s spillway when Anderson went under the surface and never came back up.

Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses says the two walked around a cove and decided to swim, but Anderson didn’t make it.

Several crews assisted at the scene, including Whitley County EMS, Oak Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Woodbine Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and a Louisiana dive team.

 

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