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Sheriff: No foul play in Little Pigeon River death
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Sheriff: No foul play in Little Pigeon River death

A spokesperson with the Sevier County Sheriff's Department says a North Carolina man died after jumping from a bridge over the Little Pigeon River into the rocky shallow waters.

In a press release, an autopsy was completed at the U.T. Forensics Center ruling out foul play in the death of David A. Cook, 56-years-old, of Salisbury, NC.

Authorities say the victim's Dodge van was also found nearby.

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Sevier County sheriff's detectives are investigating a death after a body was found in the Little Pigeon River.

The sheriff's office says someone rafting found a male in the water under the Grassy Branch Bridge in the Pittman Center Community Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews say the person was dead when they arrived. Crews also impounded a car found near the body.

The body is at LeConte Medical Center for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The sheriff's office says there's no sign of foul play.

The victim's identity is still under investigation.

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