RHEA COUNTY, Tenn. — The body of a 19-year-old Rhea County woman was recovered from Watts Bar Lake, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
TWRA said the body has been identified as Madison Taylor.
Several local crews and dive teams started their search around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
According to a press release, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers along with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, Rhea County Rescue, Meigs County Rescue, Bradley County Dive Team, and Hamilton County Dive Team searched in 40 to 50 feet of water above the dam.
TWRA said the call came in after Taylor entered the water from a boat to swim and did not resurface.
Taylor’s body was found using the TWRA Remote Operated Vehicle after the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Team located a point of interest on the lake bottom with a towfish sonar, TWRA officials said.
Her body was transported to the Rhea County Medical Examiner's office.