A press release from Jackson County EMA
JACKSON COUNTY, TN – At approximately 6:00 p.m. this evening, a specially trained cave diver entered the water to search for the trapped tourist. At approximately 6:58 p.m., the cave diver successfully rescued the trapped diver.
After the diver was rescued and brought out of the water he stated that he was fine. He was then evaluated by medical crews on scene and found to be stable. He has refused medical treatments and transport.
The rescued diver was identified as Josh Bratchley of the United Kingdom.