Authorities find body of 19-year-old Cocke County drowning victim

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WATE) – The body of a 19-year-old believed to have drowned in the Pigeon River in Cocke County was found, Sunday afternoon.

Assistant Fire Chief Keith Large says they believe a 19 year old Hispanic male was swept away in the Pigeon River. He was in Tennessee doing work on a farm. He and a friend decided to get in the river to cool off when the incident happened.Crew found him half a mile from the initial search site.

Crews from the Fire Department were working hard to recover them and learn more details about the situation.

No further details have been released at this time.

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