Man dies of drowning in Peachtree City lake

A Luthersville man died Sunday evening in Peachtree City as a result of drowning.

James Andre Coverson, 32, had been swimming near Drake Field when his girlfriend noticed that he had gone underwater and not resurfaced. At 6:41 p.m., Peachtree City Police received the 911 call.

Medic crews arrived, pulled Coverson out of the water and began CPR, according to Peachtree City Police Dept. spokeswoman Odilia Bergh.

“Unfortunately he was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan,” Bergh said.

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