Crossville man dies near Nature Center at Fall Creek Falls

Bridge at Cane Creek at Fall Creek Falls
photo Bridge at Cane Creek at Fall Creek Falls

A 49-year-old Crossville, Tenn., man was found dead Tuesday morning at Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, west of Pikeville, Tenn., after having gone missing Monday night.

Martin Jimenez Gonzales and his family had been swimming in the area of the falls behind the park's Nature Center, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokeswoman Kelly Brockman.

"This is just a sad situation ... just a family trying out to cool off," Brockman said Thursday.

No foul play is suspected but an autopsy is being performed to determine how he died since no one saw him go under the water's surface, she said. The incident happened near the swinging bridge that crosses Cane Creek.

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