Vehicle recovered from Tennessee River in Humphreys County; Firefighter still missing


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.



The person missing after a vehicle went into the Tennessee River has been identified as Nashville firefighter Jesse Reed. Click here for the latest story.


The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office said a submerged vehicle was pulled from the Tennessee River, but the person thought to be inside is still missing as of Tuesday night.

Recovery efforts are finished for the night, but crews plan to pick up the search in the morning. The missing person's identity has not been released.

The vehicle went off the road around 1:30 a.m. in Waverly, Tenn. near Bluff Point Lane. Part of the road was closed while crews investigate.

Humphreys County Deputy Rob Edwards said they believe the vehicle submerged about 10 feet under water with one person inside. 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 got out of the vehicle when it went into the water. That person confirmed to officers that there was another person still inside the vehicle when it went into the river.

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

This is a developing story and will be updated with the latest information.

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