Drowning at Fort Dickerson Quarry Sunday

Officials are still searching Fort Dickerson Quarry for a man who is presumed to have drowned.

Rescue crews were called to the quarry around 6:30 Sunday night. Authorities have identified the man as 29-year-old Porfirio Ruiz. Witnesses say he was on a float when he fell in the water and resurfaced.

There was an announcement that Ruiz was found overnight. However, officials say his body has not been located.


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Knox County Rescue Crews are working to recover the body after a man went missing swimming at the Fort Dickerson Quarry.

The possible drowning was reported just after 6:00 o’clock last night. The man fell of float into the water and never resurfaced.

Officials say rescue efforts continued until about 7:30, when it turned to a recovery operation.

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