Girl drowns in Percy Priest Lake

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 21:03:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An 8-year-old girl died in an accidental drowning at the Smith Springs recreational area of Percy Priest Lake.

Einass Azrag was with her mother and 11-year-old sister when the girls went swimming Friday afternoon.

Einass was about 50 yards offshore when, according to witnesses, she could not reach a float that she had been using and went under water.

Two other swimmers pulled Einass from the water after searching for her for several minutes.

She was rushed to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt where she was pronounced dead.