Cherokee Lake drowning victim recovered, officials say

Search for potential Cherokee Lake drowning victim resumes today
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HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Hawkins County Rescue Squad said the search for a man who jumped off a rock bluff on Cherokee Lake has ended. At 4:32 p.m. on June 24, the rescue squad announced the individual had been recovered.

Crews spent several hours searching for a missing man who jumped off a rock bluff on Cherokee Lake and did not resurface on Sunday, according to Hawkins County Rescue Squad.

It happened near Chelaque Estates in Hawkins County near Mooresbur, mile marker 26 of Cherokee Lake.

Emergency crews were notified around 6 p.m. Sunday about the incident. The search was suspended just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Members from Hawkins County Rescue Squad along with members from Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department, Hawkins County EMS, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock County Rescue Squad, Bean Station Rescue Squad, Bean Station Fire Department, Morristown Rescue Squad, Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office, TWRA, and several citizen volunteers have been searching for the victim.

The rescue squad said a detailed release would be coming in the next few hours.

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