A Sunday (7/30/2018) evening family outing ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.
The body of Rania Malak Saleb Gaber was pulled from the Stones River around 10:30PM Sunday night.
Her husband, Milad Beshara, told Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Sarah Blair that he and his wife were in the water about 8:15PM when he got out to cook. When he didn't hear his wife a few minutes later, he began searching and could not locate her. He went to find help.
Around 10:30 Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter pilot, Lieutenant Brad Lund, recovered the body of Rania Malak Saleb Gaber.
Sheriff's Sgt. Derek Oeser reported that she was about 150 yards south of the Jefferson Pike Bridge in the main river channel.
Sheriff's deputies, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and its Special Operations Response Team, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Tennessee Highway Patrol responded and conducted an extensive ground and water search before Lund located Rania Malak Saleb Gaber.