- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The body of a missing fisherman in Georgia has been found with the help of newly acquired sonar equipment.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports divers with the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services used the equipment to locate the fisherman who disappeared on Lake Oliver on Thursday. Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton says the body of the 45-year-old man was recovered in about 20 feet (6 meters) of water around 2 ½ hours after he went missing.

Authorities have not decided if his body will be transported to the crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.

The identity of the man has not been released, pending notification of relatives.


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

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