According to Polk County Coroner Trey Litsey the victim's name is Jack Keller of a Old Mill Road address.
Keller was listed as being 54 at the time of death, not 58, as previously reported.
According to reports, Keller had been out on Cedar Creek in a rubber raft for several hours on Monday.
Around 12:30 a.m., the victim’s girlfriend, who was not in the raft, heard him yelling for help.
According to DNR Game Warden Ricky Dempsey, the girlfriend ran to the creek bank but couldn’t jump in to help because she could not swim.
Dempsey said shortly thereafter, the girlfriend stopped hearing the victim’s cries for help and ran to call 911.
Volunteers on the scene searched for the man until around 4 a.m. The search was called off and volunteers went back out Tuesday morning.
The body was recovered from the creek around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Dempsey said the victim was found just 10 feet away from his raft. That area of the creek is about 10-12 feet deep, Dempsey said.
This is the second drowning this year on Cedar Creek. On Memorial Day weekend, 29-year-old Dorothy Jones drowned when the boat she was riding in flipped.
Jones could not swim and despite rescue efforts from another passenger on the boat, she passed away.