Lake Oconee drowning update

Greene County EMS personnel respond to the Old Salem campground after receiving reports of a body floating in the water.




The body of a man was pulled from Lake Oconee near the Old Salem campground at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The man was later identified as 61-year-old Sammie Keith Knight of Monroe.

According to Greene County assistant coroner Chris Peters, Knight was fully clothed and when he was found.

Investigators believe Knight may have suffered a heart attack, because he had his phone and keys in his hands when he was found.

EMS personnel were able to identify Knight quickly, because he had identification on his person.

Two people at the campground reported seeing Knight's body floating in the water at 11: 30 Wednesday morning.

- T. Michael Stone

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