17-year-old dies after being pulled from water in Wilson County

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A teenage girl has died after being washed away by a wave Monday at the Cedar Creek Recreational Area.

Lt. Scott Moore with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said several people approached a deputy working security at the recreation area who said the 17-year-old victim and another person were on top of a buoy in the shallow end of the swim area.

Witnesses said a large wave came and knocked the two into the water. The teenager went under and did not resurface.

The deputy and several other people searched the area for about 15 minutes before finding the victim. She was given CPR and taken to a local hospital.

Lt. Moore said the victim has since died. Her name has not been released.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.