KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Investigators with the Kingsport Police Department are continuing their work after finding a dead body in the Holston River on Saturday. 

According to investigators, officers were alerted by a fisherman to the discovery of a dead body in the South Fork Holston River, near the Ridgefields subdivision. 

K.P.D. Patrol Officers and Detectives responded, and with assistance from the Kingsport Fire Department and the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, the individual’s body was recovered and removed from the river. 

Based upon the preliminary investigation, investigators believe the person appears to have been a man. 

According to police, the victim has been sent to the E.T.S.U. Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy by the medical examiner to attempt to positively identify him and determine the cause of death. 

This remains an active and ongoing investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division.