Police said 23-year-old man's body found by swimmer in Percy Priest Lake


UPDATE: Metro Nashville Police identified the 23-year-old man found dead in the lake over the weekend.

According to MNPD, Christian Rentas Guillen's body was found by a swimmer on Sunday around 5:30 p.m.

Police said the swimmer was walking in the water when he stepped on the body. He and a friend pulled the body to the shore near the Hamilton Creek boat ramp.

An autopsy on the body was conducted Monday, and there is no foul play suspected in Guillen's death.


(7/16) A body is recovered from Percy Priest Lake this evening.

FOX 17 News is told on scene that a body was recovered from the lake at the Hamilton Creek Recreation Area on Bell Road at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the Office of Emergency Management, a swimmer stumbled upon the body and pulled it to shore. The victim appears to be in their late 20s or early 30s, and likely hasn't been there longer than 24 hours.

The circumstances involving the victim are under investigation. Besides OEM, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Metro Nashville police and the Nashville Fire Department also responded.

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