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Georgia teen drowns after walking off boat ramp with “no swimming” sign

LONG COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia 18-year-old drowned over the weekend, according to WSAV.

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The Long County Sheriff’s Office said a group of four teens were wading near a boat ramp on the Altamaha River shortly after 8 p.m. when one of the teens went too far.

The area was marked “no swimming,” according to WJCL.

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The sheriff said the ground dropped steeply and on teen struggled to return to the dock.

According to the sheriff, the teen did not know how to swim. A friend tried to rescue him but couldn’t.

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The Long County Fire Department was able to recover the victim’s body about an hour later.

He was pronounced dead.

He has not been identified. The drowning remains under investigation.

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