Body of missing man recovered on Cherokee Lake

Published 11:28 am Monday, July 17, 2023

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BEAN STATION – The body of a man missing since Wednesday was recovered from the German Creek area of Cherokee Lake Friday afternoon.
On July 12, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was made aware of a kayak with personal items belonging to Mr. Carpenter that was located adrift in the Twin Church area of Cherokee Lake.   A joint investigation with the Grainger County Sheriff’s Office and the Grainger County Rescue Squad ensued and because the area where the kayak was located is several miles from Mr. Carpenter’s residence, pinpointing a definite search area was difficult.
This morning around 9:50, the body of Jeremie Carpenter, 36, of Cherokee Drive in Bean Station, was recovered from the lake near his residence.  He was not wearing a life jacket.
This makes the 17th boating fatality in Tennessee this year.
The incident remains under investigation.

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