Drowning victim found in Cherokee Lake

A body was found in Cherokee Lake after a person jumped off of a high cliff Sunday in Hawkins County

The Hawkins County Rescue Squad announced the recovery of the body at 4:32pm Monday.

The Morristown Rescue Squad, Hancock Rescue Squad, Bean Station Rescue Squad, Kingsport Life Saving Crew and Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery efforts.

Crews used sonar devices to search for the missing person and a rescue diver also participated in the search.