Tennessee marks its 17th drowning death this year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wildlife officials say the drowning of a Tennessee man in the Cumberland River over the weekend marks the state’s 17th boating-related death this year. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said it responded to a drowning call at Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Investigators said a man was on the bow of a 33-foot boat as it was approaching the fuel dock at the marina and fell overboard. Rescue crews searched the area and found the body of a 52-year-old Hendersonville man in 30 feet of water.

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