Group of men fishing make gruesome discovery on Chattahoochee River, officials say

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A body was found in the Chattahoochee River in Columbus on Tuesday, according to WTVM.

At around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a group of men were fishing on the river, when they stumbled upon a dead body.

The Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told WTVM that the body was that of a man in his mid-to-late 50s.

The department is ruling the death as an accidental drowning at this time.

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Police said the man was the same man who had jumped in the river earlier this month.

Bryan said this is the first time he has seen a case like this.

The man has not been identified.


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