Authorities Release Name of Teen Missing in Blount County Lake

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Today, Authorities release the name of the 15-year-old Ragland teen who went missing in a Blount County Lake last week. According to Blount County Coroner, John Vaughn, the teenager’s name is Taylor Ryan Nail. His body has been taken to the Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville for an autopsy. Officials will consider the information from the autopsy and also look into information from witnesses at the scene. According to the coroner, he believes Nail’s death to be an accidental drowning. Last week, Nail went missing in the lake when he fell overboard as he leaned over the rail of a boat. He was with a friend surveying storm damage.

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