Chattanooga police recover body in Tennessee River

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Chattanooga have recovered the body of a patient at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Facility who had jumped into the Tennessee River.

Police said Thursday they found the body of 36-year-old Waylon Farless on the shoreline approximately one mile downriver from the facility.

Farless had been seen jumping into the river Tuesday night and trying to swim across it. Witnesses said Farless was about halfway across when he shouted for help and went under.

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