Still no drowning victim found in Knoxville quarry

Still no drowning victim found in Knoxville quarry

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Rescuers were called to Fort Dickerson Quarry Park Wednesday after a report a person had fallen into the water. Rescuers were called to Fort Dickerson Quarry Park Wednesday after a report a person had fallen into the water.
Rescue crews will return Thursday to be sure no one drowned. Rescue crews will return Thursday to be sure no one drowned.
John Cappiello said the person had not jumped, and appeared to have fallen by accident, but never came back to the surface. John Cappiello said the person had not jumped, and appeared to have fallen by accident, but never came back to the surface.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Rescue crews will resume their search late Thursday for a reported drowning victim in a Knoxville quarry.

Rescuers plan to bring in remote control deep dive equipment to resume their search at about 5:30 p.m.

John Cappiello called 911 Wednesday afternoon to report he saw a person fall into the water at Fort Dickerson Quarry Park.

Cappiello said the person had not jumped, and appeared to have fallen by accident, but never came back to the surface.

"I watched about a good three-and-a-half to four minutes, maybe five, I ran back to my car and got my cell phone and called 911 from there," Cappiello said.

A search of the water Wednesday did not yield any discoveries and officials say they have not received any reports of missing people.

They plan to return later in the day with equipment that could search deep in rocky areas of the flooded quarry.

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