Body found in Blount County marina

Body found in Blount County marina

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The body of Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 48, was recovered from the Tennessee River at Louisville Landing Marina just before 4 p.m. The body of Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 48, was recovered from the Tennessee River at Louisville Landing Marina just before 4 p.m.

LOUISVILLE (WATE) - A man's body was found in a Blount County marina Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff's office spokesperson Marian O'Briant says the body of Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 48, was recovered from the Tennessee River at Louisville Landing Marina just before 4 p.m.

Deputies responded to the marina around 1 p.m. after Smith's family and friends reported he had not been seen since last night and were unable to contact him.

Blount Special Operations Response Team and agents with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded.

Smith's body was found in eight feet of water using a specially equipped vehicle brought in from Chattanooga.

O'Briant says the drowning appears accidental and foul play is not suspected.

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