Crews find teen's body in lake - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Crews find teen's body in lake

MOORESBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A teenager has drowned in an East Tennessee lake.

WVLT-TV reports crews found the body of 18-year-old Joshua Travis Thacker near the Quarryville boat dock in Mooresburg on Saturday evening after a three hour search. The boat dock is located at the Cherokee Lake Campground in Hawkins County.

The station reported that Thacker tried to swim across an inlet, but yelled at a friend when he began to have trouble. While the friend tried unsuccessfully to swim to him, a witness called 911.

Several area rescue squads were involved in the search and recovery effort.

Information from: WVLT-TV

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