Tag Archives: drowning

Deceased male recovered from the Emory River

On 9/13/21 officers with the Harriman Police Department were dispatched to Riverfront Park in Harriman to assist Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bryan Walker on a missing persons case that he was working. The missing person’s vehicle was found in the park. Officers arrived on scene and found a deceased …

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Drowning Victim in Big Creek Area Found

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials and multiple assisting emergency response agencies located 25-year-old male, Yogesh Patel, of Oak Forest, IL at 12:09 p.m. on September 15. Patel, who was discovered in 18 feet of water in Midnight Hole by rescue divers, was removed by emergency response personnel shortly before …

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Tragic Drowning Occurs Near Oconaluftee Visitor Center

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a drowning in progress on the Oconaluftee River behind the Mountain Farm Museum in Cherokee, NC.  Witnesses reported that a young man, Bulmaro Morales, age 32, of Dudley NC, heroically jumped into the river …

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