Man dies after falling from dock into Percy Priest Lake

(Photo: WKRN)

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man’s body was recovered from Percy Priest Lake after falling from a dock in Antioch Wednesday night.

It happened near Four Corners Marina on La Vergne Couchville Pike around 8 p.m.

PHOTOS: Body recovered from Percy Priest Lake

First responders told News 2 Daniel Chapman, 44, was sitting in a chair on a dock when he fell into the water and never resurfaced.

“There was a group of them out on the dock just grilling and enjoying the night, and he leaned back and fell into the water,” said emergency response coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management Mike Russell.

The OEM dive team was able to recover Chapman’s body around two hours later.

Russell noted the water was calm at the time and around 59 degrees. The water surrounding the dock is around 27 feet deep.

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