Body found floating in Tennessee River

Body found floating in Tennessee River

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A body was found floating in the Tennessee River Friday near downtown Knoxville. A body was found floating in the Tennessee River Friday near downtown Knoxville.
Another look at the scene. Another look at the scene.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police recovered a body from the first creek spillway in Ft. Loudoun Lake on Friday.

The man's body was found on the bank of First Creek under a pedestrian bridge, to Calhoun's and Ruth's Chris Steak House near downtown Knoxville.

Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said dispatchers received a call at 3:14 p.m. after a passerby spotted the body.

Officials said the body appears to have been in the water for several days.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death and to identify the male.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body.

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