In search for missing woman, remains of another person found at Cummins Falls

JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – During the search for an elderly woman who went missing at Cummins Falls, search crews found the remains of someone else.

The discovery was made Thursday afternoon as rescue crews scoured the area surrounding the waterfall.

Authorities have not identified the body and do not know if foul play was involved in the person’s death.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

Officials vowed to continue their search for the missing 73-year-old woman who was among the 40 people who became trapped at the area near the waterfall on Wednesday. Her identity has not been released.

Anywhere from 40 to 50 personnel were on site Thursday with three kayaks in the water, along with two drones in and a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter the air above as the search for the elderly woman continues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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