Sheriff Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff's Department has confirmed to Channel 3 that a body was found in a river in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am Monday.
An off duty officer was on the river and discovered it. The body belongs to a male, possibly white, it's been in the water too long to determined much.
TBI is involved in the investigation and the body is in Nashville.
The spill should be cleared early this afternoon, according to a news release from Chattanooga State.
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