1 body found, second victim possible at waterfall

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Carter County say the body of a man has been found and a second person could be missing at a waterfall in the Cherokee National Forest.

The Elizabethton Star reported a body was recovered Wednesday afternoon after being found floating in the water.

The remote falls are along the Appalachian Trail and hikers spotted the body at about 10 a.m.

According to the Johnson City Press, Carter County Rescue Squad coordinator Keith Ellis said the possibility that a second person could be in the water was raised when two backpacks were found near the falls. A helicopter will be used Thursday in an attempt to spot a possible second body.

An autopsy at the Quillen School of Medicine will determine the cause of death.

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