Missing Kayaker Located in Percy Priest Lake after Overturning

Feb 21, 2023 at 07:55 pm by WGNS News

(La Vergne, TN) A missing kayaker has been recovered from Percy Priest Lake in La Vergne. According to officials, witnesses called 911 at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday after seeing the kayaker’s boat overturn in the lake. An off duty La Vergne firefighter who was in the Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp area attempted to rescue the man. A responding La Vergne officer also attempted to rescue the man when he arrived on scene. However, their attempts to locate the kayaker in time were unsuccessful.

Authorities report the victim was identified as Alexander Jimenez.


The recovery operation was a joint effort between La Vergne Fire Rescue, La Vergne Police, Rutherford County Fire Rescue, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. 

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