BODY OF MALE FOUND IN RIVER

SAVANNAH, GA (September 23, 2013): Metro Police are trying to identify the male whose body was pulled from the Savannah River in Downtown Savannah today.

The body matched the description of a black male in his teens or early 20s who reportedly entered the water near the Waving Girl statue Sunday morning. It was found floating between a boat and a dock near the Abercorn Street ramp about 9:30 a.m.

Patrol officers from the Downtown Precinct, Criminal Investigations detectives and Forensics officers responded, along with the coroner.

Divers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and Savannah Fire and Rescue, aided by officers on shore and on boats belonging to SCMPD, Savannah Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a coast guard helicopter had searched the area for several hours on Sunday. Since then Department of Natural Resources officers and Marine Patrol had searched for the body.

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