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Jasper man drowns at Smith Lake; body recovered

FILE - Divers on Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman County, Alabama. (abc3340.com)

Alabama Marine Police have recovered the body of a drowning victim at Smith Lake Saturday night, Officer John Williams confirmed to ABC 33/40.

A 37-year-old Jasper man drowned after jumping out of a boat to swim in the lake, but he went under and never resurfaced. The man was not wearing a life jacket at the time.

Divers were sent in with cameras to search for the victim at 7:40 p.m., and they were able to locate the man's body a short time later.{}

The victim's name has not been released.

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