CUMMINS FALLS, Tenn. (WTVF) — Authorities have identified the toddler who was swept away by rising water at Cummins Falls State Park as a 2-year-old Kentucky boy.

Jackson County Emergency Management Agency PIO Derek Woolbright said the body of Steven Pierce, of Eddyville, was found around 7:15 a.m. Monday.

Jackson County and Putnam County emergency crews responded to the state park near Cookeville on Sunday after swift water prompted rescues.

Over an 18-hour period, 64 people had to be rescued after a sudden rush of water made conditions dangerous near the gorge. Fourteen of those were evacuated using a rope.


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