Channel 5 News
Posted at 3:50 p.m. June 21, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 24-year-old man drowned Monday afternoon at the Southern Oaks Recreation Area off Stewart's Ferry Pike.
It happened off a cliff area at the Seven Points Campground on Percy Priest Lake.
Police said the man was with friends who were swimming when he jumped in feet first. His friends told police they didn't know he couldn't swim.
Officials said the man paddled around before going under. His body was found a short time later just ten feet away from the bank.
Metro police were still on the scene investigating Monday afternoon.
NewsChannel 5 has a crew on the scene. We will have the latest updates on NewsChannel 5 at 5 and 6 p.m. as well as NewsChannel5.com.