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Man drowns while swimming across Chattahoochee

11:22 PM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
Chattahoochee Bend State Park (Courtesy Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Police say the body of a man who tried to swim across the Chattahoochee River has been recovered in Columbus.

Authorities said 23-year-old Jarvis Willis of Russell County went under while swimming with two others around 9 p.m. Sunday.

His body was recovered Monday morning.

Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said he swam across the river, but he didn't make it back. The coroner said a man Willis was swimming with turned back to help and grabbed him, but his grip didn't hold and Willis disappeared under the water.

(Associated Press)

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