By Stefanie Tiso
A 23-year-old man drowned while swimming on West Point Lake on Monday afternoon.
According to the Troup County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Larry Kevin Thompson of Hogansville was attempting to swim from the Moon Beach to a buoy nearby. But before reaching the buoy, witnesses say Thompson went beneath the surface and did not come up.
Around 5 p.m., the Troup County Sheriff's Office and dive team, along with Georgia DNR Conservation Rangers responded to a report of a drowning. Divers were able to recover Thompson's body shortly afterward.
Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Troup County Coroner. His body is being sent to Atlanta for autopsy.
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