Blount County Lake Drowning

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Louisville (WVLT) -- A Nashville man has drowned in the swimming area of Louisville Point Park, on Fort Loudon Lake.

It happened on Sunday evening about 7:45 P.M.

Tennessee Valley Authority officials tell us 28 year-old Gary Fields swam a few yards past a swimming buoy and went under the water.

Emergencies crews responded but by the time they recovered him, they say Fields had been under water for about 45 minutes.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Blount Memorial Hospital.

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