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Drowning death on Lake Cumberland

By Mike Scales, WHVE news

57-year-old Gary "Todd" Blankenship of Ohio was swimming off the back of a houseboat on Lake Cumberland Friday afternoon when he went under and never resurfaced.

Rescue personnel were on the scene and began the search immediately. After approximately an hour, the search turned into a recovery effort.

Todd was recovered from the water around 10pm Friday night by the Jamestown Dive Team.

Agencies involved: Fish and Wildlife, Jamestown Dive Team, Russell Co Rescue Squad, Taylor Co Search and Rescue, Pulaski Co Rescue and Russell Co Coroners Office, Tanya Womack, Chief Deputy, Russell County Coroner.

This story was posted on 2022-07-05 13:21:23
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