JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A man fell to his death off a cliff into the Watauga River near Winged Deer Park Thursday night.
Washington County Sheriff's Office Lt. Randall Wines told the Johnson City Press that 39-year-old John Morton was playing fetch with his dog when he threw a ball over the chain-link fence behind his home.
Morton climbed over the fence, but lost his footing and fell.
Divers recovered Morton's body within about 30 minutes after a 911 call at 7:30 p.m.
The incident is being investigated as a drowning.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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