Area Man Drowns In Tennessee River

Dispatchers in Marion County confirm the body of a construction worker, missing since Monday, has been removed from the Tennessee River. The recovery operation lasted several hours. Coffee County Rescue Squad diver Les Bradford made the recovery after using the squad’s special underwater camera. Franklin County divers assisted in the recovery. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett says the man’s body was found 70 feet below the river’s surface, just below the Haletown Bridge. Burnett said that the body was identified as Abimael Contreras Martinez, of Morrison, Tennessee.