published Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Body found floating near Williams Island

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    Graham Slater, with Volunteer State Marine Rescue, puts a boat in the river Wednesday afternoon. Officials say that the body of a female was found near Williams Island. Staff photo by Angela Lewis

A man on a fishing boat found a woman's body in the Tennessee River this afternoon, according to a police spokeswoman.

Police haven’t any details about the body, which is floating near the north end of Williams Island.

The body has not washed up on shore, Officer Rebecca Royval, Chattanooga police spokeswoman said.

A Chattanooga Fire Department boating unit and Volunteer State Rescue Services crews are on the scene.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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