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Search warrants executed in search for missing Nashville firefighter

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Jesse Reed is missing in Humphreys County. (Source: Nashville Fire Department) Jesse Reed is missing in Humphreys County. (Source: Nashville Fire Department)

Humphreys Co. Sheriff Chris Davis and authorities with TBI confirmed search warrants have been executed for two residences in the area as part of an ongoing for Nashville firefighter Jesse Reed along the Tennessee River in Humphreys County. According to the sheriff's office, the search for Reed's vehicle began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Around 10:30 p.m. Friday, TBI Special Agents began executing a search warrant at 535 Bluff View Drive in Pegram. Another warrant was also executed at 14 Woods Cove in Waverly.

"I would feel that it would be irresponsible of me not to do everything we can in our effort to locate Mr. Reed," David said to News4 on Friday night. "However, we are continuing with our water operation and, at this time, we have no evidence to indicate that he is not in the water. I would continue to ask for prayers for the family and the quick resolve of this issue"

Reed's vehicle was found submerged near Bluff Point Lane, which is close to Mason's Boat Dock. The vehicle was recovered around noon Tuesday.

According to officials, Reed may not have been in the vehicle when it went underwater.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Humphreys County Fire Department and the Montgomery County Rescue Squad have all been assisting with the search.

The Nashville Fire Department and the Nashville Office of Emergency Management are also sending search crews to the scene.

On Friday, around 60 people were involved in the search. Personnel are walking along the lower levels of the banks near the river using sonar and nets to drag the water. Conditions have been rough in the water because of the flooding in the area.

Reed works as a firefighter and paramedic with the Nashville Fire Department and with Cheatham County EMS.

Nashville Fire Department Chief William Swann thanked departments from around the country for their support.

"We are so appreciative of the support and prayers we have received from around the country. I want to extend my great appreciation to all the counties who have volunteered their assistance with this search," Swann said in a statement posted on the department's Facebook page.

The Nashville Fire department is asking for everyone to keep Reed's family in their thoughts and prayers.

Anyone with information about Reed's whereabouts is asked to call 931-296-2301.

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