Monday, August 10, 2009

Drowning Reported At Burgess Falls

Putnam County authorities say they're not sure what caused a young man to drown in the waters near Burgess Falls over the weekend. Authorities say 25-year-old Pramod V. Gujjar, a native of India who had been living in Tennessee, was visiting the park Saturday with some friends when he jumped into some deep water and came up struggling. Two people swam to try and help Gujjar, but were unable to reach him in time. Rescue squad members recovered his body from under a log in about twelve feet of water. They say they're not sure if he had suffered from cramping or was overwhelmed by the current.