Teen drowns in Cordell Hull Lake

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) -- A young man has drowned in Cordell Hull Lake.

According to The Lebanon Democrat, the victim was 19-year-old Patrick Masterson, a native of Lebanon. Smith County Sheriff Steve Hopper said Masterson was swimming with friends early Monday afternoon when bystanders noticed him struggling.

Hopper said Masterson had swum out to floating dividers that keep boats out of a swimming area two or three times before he went under. The Smith County Rescue Squad located Masterson's body at about 1:37 p.m.

The cause of the drowning is under investigation.

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Information from: The Lebanon Democrat, http://www.lebanondemocrat.com


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