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Teen Drowns While Swimming At Center Hill Lake

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DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. - A teen drowned while swimming at Center Hill Lake in DeKalb County earlier this week.

Officials said 19-year-old Ricardo Duenas, of McMinnville, and a friend where swimming near an old rock quarry on the east side of Sligo bridge Wednesday. The friend told officials Duenas was trying to swim from one bank to the other when he went under, and never resurfaced.

Witnesses tried to jump in and rescue him, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Divers found his body several hours later.

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