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McMinnville man drowns at Center Hill Lake


A McMinnville man drowned Wednesday at Center Hill Lake near the Sligo Bridge, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray.

Ricardo Duenas, 19, died after he began showing signs of distress and went under while swimming with another man next to an old rock quarry.

Other swimmers in the area tried to rescue Duenas but were unsuccessful, and he never resurfaced.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency then deployed a boat with a sonar scanner, and Duenas' body was found in about 40 feet of water.

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