UPDATE 8:10 am:
(WBIR) The Knoxville Fire Department rescued a man who fell a long distance off a south Knoxville cliff early Thursday morning.
According to KFD Spokesman DJ Corcoran, the man and his friend had come to a lookout area near Cherokee Bluff overlooking the Tennessee River after finishing work at a west Knoxville restaurant.
As the men were standing there, one of them turned around momentarily. When he turned back around, the other man was gone.