Fort Campbell, KY – A search and recovery operation has concluded as the body of a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier who was swept away by strong currents Friday on Fort Campbell has been found.
The Soldier was found approximately 500 meters from the low water crossing over Little West Fork Creek on Fort Campbell.
Fort Campbell and Montgomery County (Tennessee) Emergency Services were immediately called to assist in the search for the Soldier Friday evening after receiving notification the Soldier had been swept away by creek’s strong currents.Saturday, the search for the Soldier was officially changed from search and rescue to search and recovery.
Release of the Soldier’s name is pending notification of next of kin.
The incident is still under investigation.