Body Recovered From Cheatham County Cave; TBI Investigating

Posted at 9:11 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 20:29:17-04

Crews recovered the body of a 23-year-old Pleasant View man from inside a cave in Cheatham County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to Cheatham County where the body of 23-year-old RJ Manley was located Wednesday.

His father told NewsChannel 5 Manley had a two-year-old son. 

Manley had been missing since Sunday, and was last seen around the cave. His father was searching for him in the cave Wednesday morning when he found Manley's body.

Crews were responded to the cul de sac of Nancy Avenue and Keri Drive Wednesday morning in Pleasant View. 

Officials with the Pleasant View Police Department said his body was discovered around 8:30 a.m.

Sheriff's officials said the body was submerged in water. 

Sgt. Dale Smith called the scene "complex," which is why multiple agencies were called to the location. It's unclear at this point if the incident is a criminal investigation.  

The body was recovered around 3 p.m. Crews brought out kayaks and a stretcher for the recovery effort.