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Georgia fisherman catches man’s body from river

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Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said the man’s body was reeled in by a fisherman who was fishing in the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, on Tuesday night.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, a group of men fishing in the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, made a horrifying discovery.

“This is the first time in 12 years that we’ve had a fisherman snag a body and bring it to shore,” Brian said. “This guy probably thought he had caught the biggest catfish ever.”

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

“This is the first time in 12 years that we have had fishermen snag a body and bring it to shore.”

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Police are working to identify a body found by a fisherman in the Georgia River. (Muscogee County Coroner’s Office)

“Somebody needs to know this guy, they need to know him,” Brian said.

Authorities believe the body is believed to be that of a homeless man who allegedly jumped into the river on February 7th.

“Police were called to this area, which is known for drownings. This guy was in trouble, probably high on meth or something judging by his demeanor. And he was naked,” Brian said. said.

Bryan added that a Columbus police officer who was at the scene about two weeks ago confirmed the body was the same person.

“We were able to identify him as a white male, probably in his mid-to-late 50s. He had a cross tattoo on his shoulder blade, so we turned him over and identified him as a two-week old male. “It’s about 3 inches tall and 3 inches wide,” Brian said.

Body found in Lake Austin, same area where other deaths have been found in recent months

Signs say National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Island Ford, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Georgia, Island Ford Entrance Sign, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Brian says he believes the death was an accidental drowning.

Brian said, “It wasn’t suicide, it was an accident. He drowned. I don’t think it was intentional either.”

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A black dog in the river, a woman standing on a rock and looking at the dog, a man looking down into the water behind her few rocks

Roswell, Atlanta, Georgia, Vickery Creek Old Mill Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Couple with dog on the river. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Bryan added that the body will not be sent to the crime lab but will be sent to the county morgue. Brian said if he could not be identified within three days, he could legally be buried in a pauper’s grave, so he is appealing for anyone who knew the man to come forward.

“I feel like this is a concern for the citizens of Columbus and they need to know what’s going on in their city,” Bryan said. “We knew someone jumped into the river 13 days ago, and now we know that his body has been pulled out. We don’t know who it is, but everyone is praying for this man and his family. I’m sure there are many.” ”

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