Body found near pond in Georgia over Memorial Day weekend

grass on a river bank

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources released a report of incidents over the holiday weekend.

Georgia DNR said in the early afternoon hours on Monday, game wardens were told that a body was found in a private pond in Muscogee County.

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The victim was wearing a swimsuit in a pond in a wooded area.

The Muscogee County Coroner pronounced the victim deceased around 3:10 p.m.

DNR is reporting it as a drowning but the victim may have been in the pond for two to three days.

The cause of death is unknown.


There was another drowning over the weekend where a 33-year-old man’s body was recovered from a water line in Glynn County.

Georgia DNR reported a total of two drownings, 25 BUIs, two boating incidents, and three injuries.

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