Body identified from drowning at Billy Dunlop Park

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 16:00:25-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A drowned body was identified by police Monday after its recovery by Clarksville authorities at Billy Dunlop Park. The victim was 20-year-old Jabori McGraw.

McGraw was a soldier stationed at Fort Campbell. His next of kin has been notified.

"The entire Division Artillery team is saddened by the loss of an outstanding Soldier. He was a valued team member who had the ability to light up any room he was in," said Colonel Patrick Moffett, Commander of the 101st Division Artillery. "His commitment to getting better every day was respected by his subordinates, peers, and leaders. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this tragic time."

Clarksville Police first assisted Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS in a water rescue at Billy Dunlop Park on Saturday.

The search was put on hold until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11. Police reported that at approximately 9:43 a.m., divers from the Montgomery County EMS recovered the body of a drowning victim at the park.

Officials said that there was no suspected foul play.

Billy Dunlop Park, Robert Clark Park and the Blueway have all reopened since the incident.