Sevier County Teen Drowns in Douglas Lake

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Sevierville (WVLT) A Sevier County teenager drowned in Douglas Lake Sunday evening.

TVA Police are investigating the death of Jameson McMichael, 17.

A spokesperson for TVA says three swimmers were jumping off a rock near Allensville Road Sunday night around 6 pm.

McMichael was one of them.

At one point he failed to surface.

Rescuers were called in to help find McMichael.

They found him within an hour and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

McMichael was a wrestler at Sevier County High School.

Counselors will be on hand tomorrow to help students grieve.

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