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Body of 28-year-old missing man, Dakota Bingham, found at Rock Harbor Marina

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 17:14:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police say the body of 28-year-old Dakota Bingham has been found.

Just before 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, police tweeted that a tugboat operator discovered a body on the river bank about one mile from Rock Harbor Marina. That body has now been identified as Bingham's.

Investigators say no foul play is expected, and that Bingham entered the river "of his own volition." A toxicology report is scheduled.

Police say Bingham was last seen last Sunday night by friends at Noble's Kitchen & Beer Hall on Main Street in the Five Points area. He left the bar around 11:15 p.m., telling his friends he would be riding a scooter home to his apartment on McGavock Street.

Earlier this week, investigators located surveillance video showing a man, believed to Bingham, struggling to stay afloat in the Cumberland River just after midnight on Monday. The body was found about 10 miles away from this spot, where crews had been searching throughout the week.