Drowning Victim's Body Found in Lake Cumberland, Autopsy To Be Performed

Wayne County Coroner tells 27NEWSFIRST the body of 24 year- old Jimmy Lowman has been recovered from Lake Cumberland.

We're told Lowman was swimming with friends when he went under water Thursday afternoon.

Lowman is from the Bronston community, in southern Pulaski County. Officials say Lowman and his friends were camping out Wednesday night, and were at the Lake Cumberland area all day today.

Officials say Lowman and his friends were crossing the lake at Beaver Creek and when they got half way over he decided to go back. We're told he went without a float and that's when he ran into some trouble. Witnesses say a female friend tried to save him but couldn't.

Several agencies were called to help search for the man, including Kentucky Division of Fish and Wild Life Resources, Wayne and Russell Counties search crews.

Lowman's body was found around 3:45 p.m. The coroner says his cause of death is still under investigation. His body is being sent to Frankfort for autopsy where a toxicology test will also be performed.

Autopsy to be performed in apparent drowning

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) - The body of a southern Kentucky man who drowned while swimming in Lake Cumberland has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy, although authorities have not reported any indication of foul play.

Twenty-four-year-old Jimmy Lowman from the Pulaski County community of Bronston was swimming with friends yesterday when he went under and a companion was unable to rescue him.

Lowman and others had camped out Wednesday night beside the lake near Beaver Creek.

A toxicology test is also scheduled as part of today's autopsy.

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