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Recovery efforts under way after vehicle goes into the Tennessee River in Humphreys County

(FOX 17 News)

UPDATE (3/17/18): The body of missing Nashville Firefighter Jesse Reed has been found in the river in Humphreys County. His body has been sent for autopsy.

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9 p.m. UPDATE:

The vehicle was recovered from the Tennessee River, but the person remains missing. Crews wrapped up their search for the night but will continue on Wednesday morning.

The person missing has since been identified as Nashville firefighter Jesse Reed. Click here for the latest story.



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As of Tuesday afternoon, crews have not recovered the vehicle submerged in the Tennessee River, nor the person believed to be inside.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. in the Waverly, Tenn. area near Bluff Point Lane. Part of the road is closed right now while crews investigate.

A dive team from Clarksville is currently on scene assisting in the investigation.

Deputy Rob Edwards told FOX 17 News they believe they have located the vehicle submerged about 10 feet under water. Right now, they believe one person is inside the vehicle. It is possible, but unlikely, that the person could have made it out of the vehicle and out of the water.

Edwards said there was a second person involved but that person wasn't in the vehicle when it went into the water. That person confirmed to officers that there was another person in the vehicle when it went into the river.

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The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they said a vehicle went into the Tennessee River early Tuesday morning and a person is still believed to be inside.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. in the Waverly, Tenn. area near Bluff Point Lane. Part of the road is closed right now while crews investigate.

Deputy Rob Edwards told FOX 17 News they believe they have located the vehicle submerged about 10 feet under water. Right now, they believe one person is inside the vehicle. It is possible, but unlikely, that the person could have made it out of the vehicle and out of the water.

Edwards said there was a second person involved but that person wasn't in the vehicle when it went into the water. That person confirmed to officers that there was another person in the vehicle when it went into the river.

Sonar technology helped locate the vehicle and Edwards said the sheriff's office is waiting on a dive team from Clarksville for further investigation.

The identities of the people involved have not yet been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

FOX 17 News has a crew headed to the scene and will be updating this story.

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