Coffee County Divers Help Out In Bedford County

Divers from the Coffee County Rescue Squad took part in a search for the remains of Bobby Smelcer, whose skull was found in the Duck River in Bedford County in April. The skull was identified Monday. The Coffee County divers along with other diver from other counties searched the river bottom, occasionally filling large metal buckets with rocks and debris. Those buckets were carried by a boat occupied by two divers to a makeshift workstation filled with forensics personnel. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation forensics experts and several students from Middle Tennessee State University’s forensics program worked side-by-side inspecting the debris. Bedford County investigators say that there were no remains found.