Man dies after water rescue at Percy Priest Lake, police say

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 17:08:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police said a man in his 20s died after he was rescued from Percy Priest Lake on Sunday.

Police said 28-year-old Mohamed Sisse accidentally drowned while near the dam on Sunday night.

The man's family said he went out about 30 feet from shore to get a ball that was being tossed around, but on his way back he began to struggle and became submerged in the water. The family told police he was underwater for about 5 minutes before they were able to pull him out and perform CPR.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died overnight.