UPDATE: Drowning at Tims Ford Lake Earlier This Week

Aug 19, 2022 at 08:50 am by WGNS

TIMS FORD LAKE – A popular boating and swimming destination by a multitude of Middle Tennesseans was the location of a tragedy earlier this week.

On Monday evening, emergency responders answered a call for a possible drowning at a Tims Ford Lake boat dock. Evidently, a Nashville man went underwater and never resurfaced. The man was reportedly attempting to swim across a narrow channel between two coastlines in the lake. Evidently, the man was swimming near a dock behind the Highland Ridge Subdivision off of Bell Memorial Drive near Highway 130.


Witnesses say the victim was in the area doing work when he decided to go for a swim. Other members of his contract crew and one family member jumped into the water to save him, but were unsuccessful.

A nearby Park Ranger from Tims Ford State Park was one of the first rescue responders to arrive by boat. Other first responders followed, all trying to locate the man without success. Rescue and Recovery Divers with the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency were also called to the scene.

Eventually, Rescue and Recovery Divers located the mans lifeless body in about 18-feet of water. Rescue workers said the man was entangled in underwater brush.

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