Man drowns at Cherokee Dam in Jefferson County

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A man drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming at Cherokee Dam in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig said his department received the call just after 1 p.m. He said a 44-year-old man from Jefferson City was trying to get on a float but lost his hold and went under. 

McCoig said recovery was quick by the Jefferson County Rescue Squad, but the man drowned. No other information was released.

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