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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  • by Cassiemarie Location: minnesota st.paul on Nov 28, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    Dear jimmy/daddy its been 3 years now man time is going by fast. your son corey just trun 6 years old getting big, he doing good in school. looking more like you every day.. we just had a vist from your sister and brother it was good to see them. we miss you alot. things are getting better by day by day. we still thank about you alot. hope you are getting rest up there... hope to see you on the other side some day.. love cassie corey and conner family and friends from st.paul
  • by sweet girl Location: st.paul on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    hey jimmy/daddy wow its been 2 years now since u been gone. a new year is coming in a couple months. well corey just had his 5th birthday he is getting so big looking like his daddy :). your aunt sally came to party we talk some much about. we miss so much. well rest in peace up there things will get better soon. take care we love you.
  • by Donna Location: Kentucky on Mar 9, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    I was thinking about you today. I have a neighbor and his name is jimmy which makes me think more about you each day. We miss you so much and I know your family does too. god bless
  • by Donna Location: kentucky on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:03 AM
    hey jimmy thought I would write you and let u know we are thinking about u everyday. I know your dad and mom have the truth about what happen and you can rest in peace. Now if everyone else would let it go. This world has gotten so bad here with a depression on its way. let us keep feeling ur presense everyday.
  • by sweet girl Location: st.pal on Jan 8, 2009 at 09:06 PM
    Dear jimmy/daddy its a new year now 2009. corey is lookin more like each day take after u alot, he reminds me alot like you. its going to be my b-day tomorrow i still cant belive ur gone. corey still thanks about u alot. i just wanted to right u. may u have peace up there.hope soon ur family will fine out the true we love you from friends family. take care
  • by Donna Location: Kentucky on Jul 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    I took a trip out to the lake today and said a pray to u. we miss you deeply. we love you Jimmy.
  • by cassie Location: st.paul on Jul 10, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    drea jimmy/daddy we are all saying are goodbyes now its been a year, that we love you and miss you, take care up there and get some peace. love family friends from st.paul.
  • by Donna Location: Monticello on Jul 2, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    Jimmy its now July 2. We all miss you very much. We are planning to take a trip to the lake on the 12th for rememberance.
  • by ashley Location: st paul on Jun 25, 2008 at 01:36 PM
    i would just like to say jimmy i miss u and hope ur enjoying heaven! u were and still r in my thoughts everytime i see ur son it always makes me think of u he is looking more and more like u everyday!! love ya dear friend!
  • by cassie and corey Location: st.paul mn on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:12 PM
    Dear jimmy/daddy its june already it will soon to know that u been gone for a year, corey is getting big he will soon be 4 years old we still show pics of all the good times up here. we all talk about you, we are stopping by to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY your in are hearts. take care up there we all miss you and love you see u on the other side some day. from friends and family

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