Trapped Tourist Rescued From Jackson County Cave

A press release from Jackson County EMA

JACKSON COUNTY, TN РAt 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.