Fisherman finds body in East Tennessee lake

Associated Press • Updated Mar 12, 2018 at 4:11 PM

KNOXVILLE — Authorities say a fisherman discovered a man’s body in a Tennessee lake.

News outlets report the body was discovered in Fort Loudon Lake on Sunday evening, prompting a Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Jeff Roberson says the body appeared to have been in the water for a while, and it’s unlikely the death was boating-related.

No further details have been released. It’s unclear if authorities have identified the man.

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