Man drowns in Fayette County pond

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Fayette County officials are investigating a drowning on the outskirts of Fisherville.

Witnesses said they saw a man fishing on the lake at Vita Way and Coburn Way, just across the county line. They said the man got out of the boat and floated away from it.

They said he was struggling and calling for help. The witnesses said they couldn't swim, so they called 911.

By the time the sheriff made it to the scene, it was too late. Investigators said they believe the victim, a Hispanic man in his 30s, may have gotten tied up in the fishing net.

Neighbors said he worked for a homeowner in the area who is currently out of town.

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