Rescue crews pull body from Tellico Lake

The body of a 23-year-old man was recovered Sunday after he reportedly jumped off "the bluff" at Tellico Lake and drowned, according to emergency officials.

According to dispatch, the call came in just before 9 p.m. Saturday night. They said they received a report of a man who jumped from "the bluff" and never made it back up.

Rescue crews found his body around 11:30 a.m., according to the Greenback Fire Department.

Multiple rescue agencies were involved in the recovery.

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