Manchester, TN Woman Dies in Swimming Accident

Jun 24, 2022 at 12:35 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: We have an update on a drowning incident that occurred in neighboring Coffee County at Normandy Lake earlier this week. We have now confirmed that it was a Manchester woman who passed away at Barton Springs boat ramp late Tuesday night (June 21, 2022).

According to Frank Watkins with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, police received a call of CPR in progress at approximately 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night at the boat ramp. The victim, a 52-year-old female from Manchester, was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she passed away on Wednesday.


According to Watkins, the victim and other individuals were swimming in that area. He said alcohol may have been involved.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Source: Partner Station WMSR

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