- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

NORRIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Union County Rescue Squad has recovered the body a man who drowned at Norris Lake.

Multiple media outlets report emergency crews responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say a 29-year-old man was riding on an inner tube pulled by a rented pontoon boat when he went under the water and never resurfaced.

The driver of the boat entered the water to look for the drowning victim before going to a nearby house to call authorities. Officials say the victim was likely not wearing a life jacket.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Officials have urged boaters to exercise water safety precautions when on the water.


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