Body Found In Water At Hamilton Creek Boat Ramp

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-16 23:29:18-04

Authorities responded to Hamilton Creek Boat Ramp where reports stated a body has been found.

Officials said a swimmer found the body Sunday evening underwater near the boat ramp, about 20 feet out.

A family at the scene said their son was the one who found the body and watched as it was pulled from the water.

Reports stated the body was that of a man that appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s.

According to officials, it was too early to identify the body.

Authorities with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency had three boats out and the Office of Emergency Management was also launching a boat. K-9 officers and detectives were headed to the scene.

The swimmer told officials he felt what may have been another body, but a second body was not confirmed or recovered.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, authorities said the search for a second body was terminated after divers and K-9 officers were unable to find anything.

Further details were not available as the investigation remained ongoing.