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Clarksville Police reports Man jumps in River and Drowns

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 24th, 2018 around 10:34pm, Clarksville Police Officers made a traffic stop on a Jeep with a brake light out.

When the vehicle stopped on the parking lot at 734 North Riverside Drive, a male immediately jumped out of the passenger side of the vehicle and started to run toward the river.

Officers recognized the man and knew he had several warrants on file including a felony warrant for Aggravated Assault and gave chase.

Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County Search and Rescue search for the man that jumped into the river. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County Search and Rescue search for the man that jumped into the river. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

Around 10:35pm, the 39 year old man jumped into the river in the area behind Waffle House and started to swim across the river.

About halfway across, the man went into distress and yelled for help. Officers encouraged him to swim back toward them and went into the water to assist, but were unable to reach the man before he submerged under the water and never resurfaced.

Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County Search and Rescue located the man in the water, deceased, about 11:38pm.

The name will be released pending appropriate notifications.

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