Officials hold news conference after two-year-old boy dies at Cummins Falls as water rushed into the area Sunday evening. Six people were rescued by swift water teams. More than 60 others were assisted to safety.
Posted by Upper Cumberland Reporter on Monday, June 10, 2019
Officials say they found the body of the missing two-year-old child at Cummins Falls. The child was found at 7:12am Monday morning. His identity is not being released at this time.
Thirteen total people had to be rescued from the waters and officials say more than 60 people in total had to be helped out of the area in some form. No other injuries were reported. Check back for updates.
JACKSON COUNTY, T.N. — Putnam County ‘s Swift Water Rescue and Rope Teams have responded to the Cummins Falls area in Jackson County. Officials say around 5pm on Sunday, June 9th a large rush of water left numerous people stranded in and around the water.
Multiple victims were escorted out under their own power, according to a news release. Officials say several other victims were rescued by swift water teams. There is one person whose whereabouts are currently unknown, according to a news release.
Officials say an active search is underway for that victim. Authorities have not released the name of the person at this time. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.