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Hawkins County Rescue Squad suspends search for possible missing man

No additional searching is being done or planned unless information arises, according to the HCRS.

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. — The Hawkins County Rescue Squad has suspended the search for a possible missing man last seen floating on a raft in Cherokee Lake on Wednesday.

Authorities said people saw a man on an inflatable bluish raft out in the water alone. A short time later, they said they found the raft out in the water without the man in sight.

"At this time, no additional searching is being done or planned. If information arises, additional searching may be planned," the HCRS said.

The man seemed to be at least 50 years old with gray hair, according to the HCRS. 

The rescue squad is asking those who might have additional information to contact Central Dispatch at 423-272-7121.

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