Cheatham swimmer

Multiple agencies are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing while swimming near the Cheatham Dam beach on Tuesday.

Multiple Middle Tennessee agencies are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing while swimming near the Cheatham Dam beach Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Mike Breedlove said.

The man, whose name has not been released, swam past a safety barrier toward a buoy with his younger brother before going missing, Breedlove said.

The man went underwater before coming up for air and calling for help, he said. Family members called in the incident at about 2 p.m. Cheatham County’s emergency management agency, EMS personnel, deputies and Ashland City police officers responded to the incident.  Help also arrived from Pleasant View, Clarksville, Montgomery County and Metro Nashville’s Emergency Management.

This is a developing story, check back here for updates.

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