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HCSO Conducting Death Investigation on Raccoon Mountain


Hamilton County, TN – On Friday, June 14, 2024 at approximately 8:00 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were dispatched to a cliff located near Tower Road on Raccoon Mountain to conduct a death investigation of a 64 year old male involved in a high fall incident.

For the next several hours, numerous law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders from several agencies including the Chattanooga Fire and Police Departments, Hamilton County STARS, Hamilton County EMS, and the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office, worked to recover the body which was located approximately 250 feet below the cliff.

The preliminary investigation indicates the male victim accidentally fell from a cliff. Based on the preliminary findings, no criminal activity is suspected, however, a full investigation by HCSO Investigative Services and the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office is being conducted.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.

No further details are available at this time.

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