A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Loudon County have publicly identified a young man who drowned after diving more than 40 feet into Tellico Lake.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported 23-year-old Justin Caywood of Blount County never resurfaced after plunging into the lake from a bluff at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Assistant Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis of the Loudon County Sheriff's Office said witnesses told deputies Caywood had been drinking with friends before he dived.
His body was recovered about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday.
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