The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says that a Morristown man drowned over the weekend at the Cherokee Dam swimming area.
The victim was identified as 61 year old Phillip Garland. He was found underwater Saturday afternoon by another swimmer in the area. Bystanders were already performing CPR on him when EMS arrived at the scene.
He was taken to Tennova Jefferson Memorial where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s department says the incident is still under investigation.