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KPD identifies man who drowned Sunday in Fort Dickerson Quarry

Officers were alerted about a possible drowning about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, according to KPD spokesman Scott Erland.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Update: A KPD spokesperson identified the man who drowned Sunday in Frot Dickerson Quarry as 29-year-old Edwin Geovany Lagos Zelaya.

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Knox County Rescue and Blount Special Operations Response Team personnel recovered the body of a male victim from the Fort Dickerson Quarry at around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The body will be transported to the Regional Forensic Center for an autopsy. The person will not be identified until officials notify next of kin, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Recovery teams worked Monday to find the body of a male who may have jumped Sunday night into Fort Dickerson Quarry in South Knoxville, according to KPD.

Officers were alerted about a possible drowning about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, according to KPD spokesman Scott Erland.

"Upon arrival, officers were informed that the male victim was at the quarry swimming with friends. The victim allegedly jumped into the water on the west side of the quarry and never resurfaced, according to a witness, Erland said in a statement.

Knox County Rescue Squad personnel tried using SONAR equipment Sunday night through 11 p.m. without luck.

Recovery efforts resumed Monday morning. Knox County Rescue crews wrapped up their search efforts around 9:30 p.m.

Crews resumed their recovery efforts for the victim on Tuesday.

WBIR will update you as we learn more about the effort.

On Aug. 3, dive teams recovered the body of a missing swimmer, Porfirio Ruiz, in the same quarry. The quarry and others like it in the area have seen similar drownings in years past.