Recovery efforts ongoing after bulldozer topples over Tennessee cliff


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. - Divers are searching in a gravel pit for a west Tennessee bulldozer operator after his machine fell into about 25-feet of water.

A 64-year-old Weakley County man was running the bulldozer Wednesday afternoon when it fell into the water.

The Obion County Sheriff said attempts to drain the water were unsuccessful and divers have not found the body.

A dive team from Shelby County, which has sonar equipment, has been called into the search.

Earlier story:

TROY, Tenn. - A man was operating a bulldozer near Troy, Tennessee when it apparantly toppled over a cliff.

Radio station WCMT is reporting the bulldozer fell into water approximately 50-feet deep.

Recovery efforts are ongoing.

Local 6 will bring you more on this developing story as it becomes available.