UPDATE: Teen from Cannon County dies at Rutledge Falls in Coffee County Tuesday

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Emergency workers on the scene Tuesday.
Photo from TN Vacation of Rutledge Falls in Coffee County.

We have an update on the drowning story we told you about in Coffee County. 

According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, around 4 p.m. Tuesday, 16-year-old Jake Taylor from Cannon County was pulled from the water at Rutledge Falls. “He apparently slipped on some of the slick rocks and went under the water,” the sheriff stated.

Graves stated that some teenagers that were with Taylor rushed to get him out of the water and one friend started CPR but was unable to revive him.


The Coffee County Ambulance Service, the Coffee County Rescue Squad and the Tullahoma Fire Department responded to the scene.

The 16 year old Taylor, a Cannon County High School student, died due to drowning according to the State Medical Examiner.



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