Fifth Drowning on Weiss Lake

A Cedar Bluff man is identified as the fifth drowning victim of the summer on Weiss Lake. Emergency crews were called Saturday night to the lake in an area behind a house on East Chattooga Drive in Cedar Bluff. The Cherokee County Coroner tells TV24 First Responders pulled 69-year-old William John Weaver from the water and performed CPR until medics arrived. Medics were able to revive Weaver and he was taken to a hospital in Rome where he died this morning from his injuries. The coroner says that no foul play is suspected in this incident.


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