A search of Lake Perry ended Thursday morning with the recovery of a body.
A search was launched Wednesday evening after a man in his 20s was reported as a drowning victim.
Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said Thursday morning his office was alerted around 8:30 Wednesday night after the man disappeared in the water on the south end of the lake. “He was out with some friends, and they saw him [when] he jumped in the water to go retrieve a beach ball,” Herrig said. “I don’t know if he had cramps, or something going on, and ended up yelling for help, and they thought he was joking around and he never came back up. They couldn’t find him at that point so they called us.”
The body was recovered around 10:45 Thursday morning. The man was identified as 19-year-old Adam Perkins of Grantville.
Brian Hagen contributed this story.