19-year-old man dies at Cave Run Lake

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WDKY) – State authorities say one person has drowned at Cave Run Lake.

Authorities responded to Cave Run Lake Thursday after a report of a near drowning.

Emergency crews responded to the lake in Rowan County Thursday afternoon after receiving a call of someone going underwater.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the Twin Knobs Campground off of Ky. 801. A man was swimming at the beach when he went underwater.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife confirms the man drowned. He was 19 years old.

A witness tells us  that crews were performing CPR on the person after he was pulled from the water. The witness says several minutes passed from the time the person went underwater to the time he was pulled from the lake.

Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt says the 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim is not from Rowan County.

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