Man drowns at Monroe County swimming area

Man drowns at Monroe County swimming area


TELLICO PLAINS (WATE) - A man drowned this week while swimming with friends at a Monroe County campground.

The Monroe County Rescue Squad said the drowning happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Indian Boundary Swimming Area near Tellico Plains.

The victim has been identified as Jacob Roberson, 23, of Knoxville.

Officials believe Roberson tired out while swimming across the lake. He went under and didn't resurface.

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