Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Police release name of Sunday drowning victim

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department authorities have released the name of the drowning victim recovered from Normandy Lake.

The deceased has been identified as Hunter Smithson, age 28, of Manchester. Mr. Smithson was a 2014 graduate of Coffee County Central High School, where he played football and baseball.

According to CCSD officials, deputies were called to meet with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) at the Fire Lake area of Normandy Lake at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

TWRA located the body of a white male floating in the water. Investigators were called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Preliminary information indicates no foul play was involved. More information will be released as details become available.

Photo from Facebook

You May Also Like


A water main break in the New Union area has left two county schools with no water. New Union Elementary is without water and...


A Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been terminated after he was arrested for alleged DUI while on duty Thursday, Feb. 23. According to...


A tragic accident occurred on Monday night at 9:24 PM near 3261 Hillsboro Highway, resulting in the death of 60-year-old Timothy Sullivan. According to...


District superiority is up for grabs Friday night in Manchester. Coffee County Central’s Lady Red Raiders (no. 4 AP) and the Warren County Lady...