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Teen Drowns In Eastern Kentucky Lake

A young man is killed during a day of fun at an eastern Kentucky lake.

19-year-old Jason Hamblin was swimming with friends and family at Carr Creek Lake in Knott County when he swam under a bridge and never came back up. After 20 minutes of searching, rescue crews found Hamblin's body.

A friend of the family says Hamblin had a history of seizures, but they are unsure if that has anything to do with the drowning.

Friends tell us the tragedy didn't end at the lake. One of Hamblin's family members was on his way to the Hazard hospital for an apparent panic attack after rescue crews discovered the body, when their car was hit by another. The crash sent three family members to the hospital. Police said none of their injuries appeared to be life threatening.


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