SASSAFRAS, KY.—Officials are awaiting autopsy results after a Perry County woman drowned in the Carr Creek Lake in Knott County late Tuesday night.
Kentucky State Police and Knott County emergency crews responded to the call just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday that a woman had drowned near the Carr Creek Dam.
Knott County Deputy Coroner Donnie Salmons said the woman was identified as 36-year-old Tammy Ann Deaton, of Glomawr.
Salmons said Deaton’s body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, but her initial cause of death was deemed an apparent drowning.
Mark Marraccini, with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, said his office is handling the investigation into Deaton’s drowning.
“She was swimming with some other people and was found floating face-down in the lake and she was unresponsive,” Marraccini said.
Salmons said Deaton had reportedly been swimming with her husband in an area she was accustomed to swimming in.
“He said she was a really good swimmer,” Salmons said.
He added that results of the autopsy could take as much as a month to come in.
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