Rescue squad member stable after trying to save drowning victim

A member of the Jefferson County Rescue Squad is in stable condition after taking in too much water trying to rescue a drowning victim.

John "J.D." Clevenger was responding to a drowning Monday near the Inspiration Point boat dock in the Muddy Creek area of Douglas Lake.

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Clevenger was trying to rescue a Knoxville man who witnesses say slipped under the water and didn't resurface. That man was later pronounced dead.

Paramedics took Clevenger to UT Medical Center where he is recovering.


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