Victim identified in possible drowning at Knoxville quarry

11:18 a.m.

Knoxville Police Department has identified the man whose body was pulled from Fort Dickerson Quarry as Jeremy Fields, 23.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad says a body was recovered around 9 p.m. Friday night after crews spent the afternoon searching for a possible drowning victim at Fort Dickerson Quarry in South Knoxville.

Crews were called to a spot off Augusta Avenue near the quarry just after 4 p.m. for a report of a drowning, according to the Knoxville Police Department. They say they were told at the scene a male victim had jumped from the side of the quarry and had not resurfaced.

The Knoxville Fire Department and Knoxville Rescue Squad were also called to the scene. All three agencies are continuing the investigation.

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