Tenn. man drowns in Woods Reservoir

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TN A 29-year-old Tullahoma man died while swimming in Woods Reservoir at Arnold AFB Monday night.

The man, whose name will be withheld pending notification of family, was swimming with friends. At some point, the swimmers headed toward the beach, but the man remained in the water, and when the other swimmers reached the beach they didn't see him and called 911.

AEDC dispatch received the call at 5:43 p.m., and Arnold Police and Fire crews responded with the first responder arriving and entering the water at 5:54 p.m. After first responders and bystanders searched for a short period, a call was placed for the Franklin County Dive Team, who recovered the body at around 7:00 p.m.

Boats from the Arnold Security Forces and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency were on the scene supporting the recovery efforts.

No foul play, alcohol or drugs are suspected. Signage at the beach indicates that it is closed to the general public, and that the lake is a swim at your own risk area when lifeguards are not present.

AEDC's chaplain was on the scene and spoke with friends and family. AEDC Security Forces took statements on the scene.