UPDATE: Police in Tennessee have identified a man who drowned after jumping off a bridge into a river.

The Knoxville Police Department says the body of 29-year-old Erik Phillips was discovered Friday night in the Tennessee River after he drowned on Tuesday.

Police say they went to Scottish Pike Park on Tuesday to investigate reports of a possible drowning. Witnesses told police someone who was swimming with friends walked across a railroad bridge, jumped into the Tennessee River, briefly surfaced, but then went underwater and never resurfaced.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Knoxville Fire Department recovered a body from the Tennessee River Friday evening.

Authorities have not identified the body yet.

KFD assistant chief Mark Wilbanks said crews discovered the body between Skyranch Airport and Riverbriar Road in South Knox County around 8 p.m. 

Since it was outside the Knoxville area, Wilbanks said the case has now been handed over to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.