Trigg County Resident Drowns in Lake Barkley

May 27, 2013

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A Trigg County man drowned over the weekend after authorities say he fell from a fishing pier on Lake Barkley.

The body of 63-year-old Everett Pennington of Cadiz was pulled from the lake near a water access point Saturday evening.

Pennington's wife told state fish and wildlife investigators he had taken a golf cart to the pier to fish, but, after two hours, she went to look for him.

She and a neighbor found his body floating next to the pier.

Cadiz Police Department officials say the incident occurred about a mile north of the Lawrence Memorial Bridge in Canton.

Trigg County Coroner John Vinson III classified the death as an accidental drowning