Fisherman finds man's body in Cherokee Lake

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews pulled a man's body from Cherokee Lake in Jefferson County on Friday after being spotted by a fisherman.

Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig says a fisherman saw the 42-year-old man's body floating near Cherokee Dam. Crews were able to recover the body around 2 p.m.

The New Market Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Jefferson County Rescue Squad assisted.

The body was taken to UT Medical Center for an autopsy. His identity has not been released, but McCoig says he is from Grainger County.

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