Man, teen drown in Macon County swimming hole

Posted at 5:48 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 17:37:11-04

MACON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Macon County sheriff’s officials confirm that a man and a 15-year-old girl drowned Thursday night at a swimming hole on Westfork Creek Road.

Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons said 32-year-old Lopez Gomez Gaudencio started having trouble in the water when the teen jumped in to try to save him.

Macon County deputies, along with the Macon Rescue Squad, recovered her body around midnight. They recovered the body of the man around 1:30 a.m.

Officials say the teen will not be identified due to her age.

Macon Co. Schools will be offering any type of counseling for students who need it.