KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Fire Department and several other agencies responded to a trench collapse in Rhea County.

The search for a worker trapped came to an end when the worker’s body was recovered around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to WTVC in Chattanooga. Rhea County Detective Rocky Potter confirms the man was deceased.

Two people were working on a construction site for a new home when the collapse happened. It was originally believed both people are trapped, however, only one man was trapped.

Multiple agencies assisted in the rescue effort including the Crossville Fire Department and Cumberland County Rescue. Because of where the collapse happened, large equipment can’t fit. The Rhea County Sheriff’s Office said it was a hand dig operation.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.