Man's body identified after lake discovery

Authorities have identified the body of a man that was pulled from Fort Loudoun Lake Wednesday afternoon.

Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 48, of Louisville drowned, and no foul play is suspected, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

They say Smith hadn't been seen since late Tuesday night on a boat anchored at the Louisville Marina. His relatives tried to find him Wednesday morning but were unsuccessful.

County and state authorities used a remote-operated vehicle brought in from Chattanooga to find Smith's body in about eight feet of water near the dock. It was recovered shortly before 4:00 p.m.


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