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Coroner identifies 19-year-old drowning victim at Cave Run Lake

Authorities responded to Cave Run Lake Thursday after a report of a near drowning.
Authorities responded to Cave Run Lake Thursday after a report of a near drowning.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 4, 2019 at 4:04 PM EDT
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The Rowan County Coroner has identified the man who drowned at Cave Run Lake.

Emergency crews responded to the lake in Rowan County Thursday afternoon after receiving a call of someone going underwater.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office says it happened at the Twin Knobs Campground off of Ky. 801. A man was swimming at the beach when he went underwater.

Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt says the 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim's name is Luis Avendano of Mexico. He moved to Frankfort one month ago to live with extended family and just started working.

Avendano died on his 19th birthday. His family in Mexico was notified.

A witness tells WKYT that crews were performing CPR on the person after he was pulled from the water. The witness says several minutes passed from the time the person went underwater to the time he was pulled from the lake.

This story is developing.