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Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole

Deputy Dies After Falling 160ft Into Sinkhole

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Associated Press

April 07, 2010

LIVINGSTON, TN (AP) — An Overton County sheriff’s deputy on duty just 2 1/2 months has died after falling 100 feet into a sinkhole near Standing Stone State Park.

According to WTVF-TV of Nashville, Chad Pritchard was searching for a body in a cold case homicide Tuesday morning.

The station reported on its Web site that it was unclear if the sinkhole opened up where Pritchard was standing or if he was looking over the edge and fell in.

He was apparently in the hole for about an hour before being discovered.

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