Body discovered in river north of Valhermoso Springs

Jul. 5—A body has been found in the Tennessee River along the northeast Morgan County shore after it was spotted by a kayaker.

Morgan County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mike Swafford said the initial report came from Johnson Landing.

"This is an active death investigation," Swafford said.

Authorities have the body is that of a white male. It was found close to noon Monday about 300 yards east of Johnson Landing north of Valhermoso Springs.

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