• Body found in river in Lumpkin County, officials say


    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - A body was found in a river in Lumpkin County Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office confirms. 

    Officials from Lumpkin and White counties are working to recover the body from the Chestatee River. 

    The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, Lumpkin County Fire/EMS, the White County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are all at the scene. 

    The victim has not been identified. 

    Channel 2's Richard Elliot is on the scene, where investigators are working to learn if the body is that of a missing Cherokee County woman. 

    Belinda Butterfield, 34, is missing after going swimming along the river. Police have NOT confirmed if the body is hers. 

    We're working to learn if the body is connected to the disappearance of a woman in the area, for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.

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