- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - An onlooker has been rescued from the Chattahoochee River after falling into the water near an artificial whitewater rapids course.

Whitewater Express owner Dan Gilbert tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (https://bit.ly/2aLpEUQ ) that two raft guides were able to rescue the unidentified man on Saturday.

Gilbert says the man was not one of the outfitter’s customers and was not wearing a flotation device.

Richard Bishop, president of Uptown Whitewater Inc., the entity that manages the 2.5-mile urban whitewater course, says the man fell into the water from an island that is a popular place for people to watch rafts come through the course. The island can be accessed from Columbus’ Chattahoochee RiverWalk.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com

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