MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man jumped into the Wolf River from Collierville-Arlington Road in east Shelby County on Wednesday morning, requiring a water rescue.
County deputies and Collierville fire crews were able to rescue the man, who was taken to Baptist Collierville in critical condition.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the man was later pronounced dead by Baptist Collierville physicians. His identity is pending positive identification by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
One man said he lives nearby and heard a huge commotion during the early hours.
“Collierville is a quiet place, but this is the first time I ever seen this area like this,” he said.
Deputies say it is still unclear why the man jumped into the river.
The incident is under investigation. This news will be updated when more details are released.