Police Identify Percy Priest Drowning Victim-Mikayla Lewis
Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 08:11 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--According to Metro Police, David Malone was with his fiancé
and about 10 other people. The group connected three boats together to hang out
on the lake and swim.
Police say the 28-year-old tried to climb up one of the boat
ladders to get out of the water.
Witnesses say the
victim then slipped and fell back in.
Family told emergency crews that Malone didn't know how to swim well.
Police believe he might have panicked when he fell. Malone's friends jumped in to help, but
couldn't find him. Nashville Fire department, TWRA and OEM responded to the scene around 3:30
this afternoon. Divers located the body just a couple of hours later near the Hobson
Emergency crews set up a station and closed off the Four Corners Marina, where Malone’s body
The medical examiner is doing an autopsy right now.
David Malone’s death is being investigated as an accident.
Metro police say alcohol isn't believed to be a factor in