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Great Smoky Mountains National Park personnel and emergency response agencies located Yogesh Patel, a 25-year-old man, Sept. 15 in 18 feet of water at a Haywood County waterfall inside the park.

Patel, of Oak Forest, Illinois, was reported missing just after 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 when he reportedly fell into the water at Midnight Hole and was observed struggling. Bystanders attempted to pull Patel from the water but were not successful, according to the National Park Service.

About 15 rescue agencies from North Carolina assisted in the search for Yogesh Patel, 25, who was found Sept. 15 and had drowned in Midnight Hole in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Photo: Courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Midnight Hole is in the Big Creek area in the northeast section of the North Carolina side. It is about 1.5 miles up Big Creek Trail and is actually a small waterfall