Cookeville Man Drowns At Center Hill Lake

SMITHVILLE, Tenn. - A Cookeville man drowned Wednesday at Center Hill Lake. 

According to WJLE Radio, the 57-year-old apparently drowned while swimming in the Mine Lick Creek area of the Austin Bottom Community.

A boater witnessed the man go under the water and then float back up to the surface. 

The victim could not be revived at the scene.

The rescue squad was on another call at the time of the incident. Two boats also collided on the lake, injuring six people.

None of them were seriously hurt, but the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was investigating the cause of the crash. 

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