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Authorities working to recover body of Louisville man who drowned at Taylorsville Lake

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TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A day of family fun turned tragic on Sunday. Now, authorities are working to recover the body of a Louisville man who drowned yesterday at Taylorsville Lake.

On Monday afternoon, crews were searching the water for 48-year-old Zoran Jefetic. Officials say he was with his family when he fell into the water yesterday afternoon near Settlers Trace Marina. It's believed he was trying to put the plug back into their boat as they were returning to shore. 

Boats are using sonar to try to find his body.

"Most people, when they pull their boat out of the water, they will take the plug out," explained Sgt. Scott Herndon of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Then when they return to go boating again, sometimes, inadvertently, they forget to put the plug in. And once you leave shore and start taking off, you will take in water. And that's what had happened. There could have been some panic involved. Most of your newer boats have a lot of floatation in them and it's pretty hard to sink them, but they were trying to return to shore and he was trying to replace the plug as they were returning to shore."

Jefetic was not wearing a life jacket. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

On Monday afternoon, there were five boats on the water involved in the search, as well as the LMPD Dive Team. The search is expected to continue through tonight until it gets dark -- and if necessary, resume on Tuesday.

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