Kingsport man drowns in Fort Dickerson Quarry

Possible drowning victim's body was recovered from Fort Dickerson Quarry.

KNOXVILLE - UPDATE Sept. 18, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.: The Knoxville Police Department has released the identity of a person who drowned in the Fort Dickerson Quarry Friday night.

Jeremy Fields, 23, of Kingsport was found in the quarry around 9 p.m. Friday. Police believe he jumped from the side of the quarry in the afternoon, hit his head on a branch, went underwater and never resurfaced.

UPDATE Sept. 16, 2017 at 5:16 p.m.: Rescue officials found the body of a possible drowning victim in Fort Dickerson Quarry Friday at 9 p.m., according to Asst. Chief of the Knoxville Volunteer Squad.

Knoxville police say the man jumped from the side of the quarry Friday afternoon. Witnesses said he hit his head on a branch, went under the water, came back up above the water, but then went under the water and a never resurfaced.

KPD said the man is not from Knoxville, but was in town visiting friends.

The identity of the individual has not been released at this time.

Previous story: Rescue officials are searching for a possible drowning victim in Fort Dickerson Quarry.

Knoxville police say the man jumped from the side of the quarry Friday afternoon. Witnesses said he hit his head on a branch, went under the water, came back up above the water, but then went under the water and a never resurfaced.

KPD said the man is not from Knoxville, but was in town visiting friends.

The Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Rescue Squad and KPD were still searching for the man's body as of 9:15 p.m. Friday.

No further information has been released. 

© 2017 WBIR.COM


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment