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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--According to Metro Police, David Malone was with his fianc 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 Pike bridge.

Emergency crews set up a station and closed off  the Four Corners Marina, where Malones body was transported.

The medical examiner is doing an autopsy right now.

David Malones death is being investigated as an accident.

Metro police say alcohol isn't believed to be a factor in the drowning.


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