Man drowns at Bald River Falls in Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — A man drowned at Bald River Falls Thursday evening, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Mark Beasley, 49, of Sweetwater died after going under near the falls and never resurfacing, Chief Deputy Chris White said. The call came in around 6:25 p.m. Thursday and White said that Beasley's body was found under a submerged log at the base of the falls around 12:21 a.m. Friday.
Beasley's daughter told dispatchers that she was swimming with her father below the falls when she got out, turned around and saw him swimming back toward the falls.
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