Drowning investigation underway after body recovered from water Hamilton Co. Sunday

Crews recovered a body Sunday night off of Lake Resort Drive. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Chattanooga Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Bradley Shelton.

His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.


Chattanooga Police confirms officers are investigating a drowning after crews recovered a man's body on Lake Resort Drive Sunday night.

Police have not released the victim's name.

Hamilton County dispatchers say they got the call about a drowning around 9:20 Sunday night. Crews say friends told them a friend of theirs was struggling to swim when he went underwater, and never surfaced.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Chattanooga Fire Department provided a marine and diver units to assist in the rescue and recovery effort

Crews located the body at about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.

This story will be updated as we get new information.

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