Troup County man drowns in West Point Lake

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – Troup County sheriff deputies say they were called out around 5:00 p.m. Monday to respond to a  reported drowning on West Point Lake.

Authorities say Larry Kevin Thompson, 23, attempted to swim from the Moon Beach area to nearby buoy. Before reaching the buoy, Thompson went beneath the surface and failed to reappear.

Divers were called in and, shortly after, found Thompson's body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Troup County Coroner and transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

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