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Clifty Creek drowning in Russell County

By Mary Ellis with Sergeant Travis Neal of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
and Russell County Coroner Coroner Mark Coots

An apparent drowning occurred Monday afternoon in Russell County at Clifty Creek on Lake Cumberland. According to Russell County Coroner Coroner Mark Coots, 17 year old Tyler Grant of Russell County was swimming with several friends in a cove at Clifty Creek.

Witnesses reportedly stated that Grant had made his way across the cove and was on his way back when he apparently cramped up and went under.

Divers recovered Grant's body in about 45 minutes.

Coots said the cause of death was drowning. There were no signs of foul play and no call for an autopsy, but a toxicology test will be performed. The investigation is continuing.

This story was posted on 2020-07-07 07:47:26
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Body of Russell County teen recovered

2020-07-07 - Russell County, KY - Photo submitted by Mary Ellis.
A teenager lost his life Monday afternoon in Russell County at this Clifty Creek location on Lake Cumberland.

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