Man drowns while swimming in Cherokee Lake

Man drowns while swimming in Cherokee Lake

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MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A man is dead after drowning in Cherokee Lake on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Hamblen County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Carlos Diaz drowned outside of the Evergreen area boat dock.

Crews were responding to calls of several people needing assistance getting out of the water around 4:45 p.m.

Diaz drowned prior to officer's arrival. His body was recovered shortly after 6 p.m.

Officials say the incident happened near the shore line.

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