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Crews searching water in Claxton for missing Knox man

Emergency crews spent several hours Sunday searching the waters near Bull Run Park for a missing man but were not able to locate him.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the man–identified only as being 66 years old–was reported missing earlier in the day from Knox County and that his black pickup truck was found parked across Bull Run Creek from the park at around 12:45 pm with the keys inside as well as what was described as a suicide note.

While it is unclear if the man was in the water, divers from the ACSD as well as the Volunteer Rescue Squads from Anderson County and Knoxville searched the muddy, fast-flowing water for about six hours, until running out of daylight around 7 pm. A KPD officer with a bloodhound also responded, as did crews from TWRA and the Anderson County EMS.

It is not clear at this time when the search will resume, but we will keep you posted as information becomes available.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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