Teen Drowned at Mead’s Quarry

Family is grieving after a teen drowned at Mead’s Quarry in South Knoxville Thursday night. Officers were called to the quarry near Ijams Nature Center just before 8:00 o’clock.

Witnesses say the boy had gone under the water while swimming and never resurfaced. After about 20 minutes dive teams located the body.

The boy was rushed to Children’s Hospital, but pronounced dead.

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