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Teen drowns in Chattahoochee river


Officials confirm an 18-year-old man has drowned in the Chattahoochee River near the Lee-Chambers county line.

According to the Georgia Department of Resources, the man’s body was recovered south of the Riverview public access point in Valley, AL.

Officials say the man, who was not a strong swimmer, and a friend were jumping from a dam Monday, May 30. He was last seen at about 8 p.m. doing a doggy paddle.

He was recovered after a DNR helicopter spotted his body nearly a mile from the dam Tuesday, May 31 at about 11 a.m.

The man’s identity has not been released at this time.