Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said the agency received a call around 5 p.m. from a group of concerned teenagers who said a 17-year-old male, from Nashville, jumped from a bluff at the end of Vanderbilt Road and never resurfaced.
According to Bryan, two other people jumped with the male, but the group became concerned when he did not resurface.
"This is probably a place frequented by teenagers," said Bryan, who said the bluff lies on private property. "You try to educate them as much as possible about the dangers of this type of thing. It's sad. They were from Nashville."
Bryan said WEMA, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Hendersonville Fire Department had divers in the water around 7:45 p.m. in a search for the teenager.
"We're going to be out here as long as possible and doing everything we can. It's going to be dark soon and we don't want to put people in danger," Bryan said."We're going to do everything we can until it's unsafe."