Second body recovered from Percy Priest Lake this week

Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 9:43 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 10:43 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - First responders have recovered a body found in Percy Priest Lake, a fire department spokesperson confirmed on Friday.

The Nashville Fire Department received a call that a body had been found in Percy Priest Lake just after 8 p.m. Friday. The body was recovered by first responders and brought back to shore.

Metro Police said the body of Peter Ciesielski, 49, who is believed to have accidently drowned last weekend. His kayak was discovered Sunday morning near Four Corners Marina.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency is investigating the death.

Peter’s family released this statement on Saturday regarding the discovery of his body:

“The Barczewski and Ciesielski family are deeply saddened by the loss of Peter Ciesielski. Peter’s two children and family are grieving the loss of their beloved relative. We do not know much about what happened on the lake that day. The last thing his son heard from him is that he was going out kayaking. Peter told his sister he felt peaceful on the water and we are grateful he is now truly at peace following this tragic accident. The family is asking for space and prayers as we deal with this tragedy.”

The families are in the process of planning a memorial for Peter in the days to come.

The body was the second recovered in the lake this week.

The body of Mauro Orduna was found on Thursday. He was last seen jumping from a cliff on Memorial Day.

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