Tennessee Man Apparent Drowning Victim Found in Crystal Lake
Man Reported Missing by Friends
Last updated 12/3/2022 at 12:42am
Lake Wales Police and firefighters recovered the body of 31-year-old Christopher Shoemaker from
Crystal Lake late Friday morning.
Shoemaker, of Greeneville, Tennessee, was last seen by friends on Wednesday night, November 30, swimming in the
lake, but they were reportedly uncertain if he had left the lake or experienced a problem
while in the water, according to a police statement. Officers and Polk County Deputies searched Lake Wailes and Crystal Lake as well as the surrounding area but were unable to locate Shoemaker, but found articles of clothing belonging to him.
According to police there is no apparent foul play. The investigation is pending results from the Medical Examiner.