Police ID man who drowned in Percy Priest Lake

Monday, June 21, 2010 at 5:29pm
Staff reports

Derrick Carter, 24, was unaware of a steep drop off near the shore when he jumped into Percy Priest Lake to join friends who were swimming nearby, Metro police said.

The Dellway Villa Drive resident did not know how to swim when he jumped feet first into the water at the Seven Points Recreation Area.

He disappeared under water at 2:20 p.m., and fire department personnel recovered his body just after 3 p.m.