Apparent canal drowning kills homeless man in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a possible drowning that happened Friday afternoon.
A homeless man was found floating in the canal at 12th Street at Telfair Street and pronounced dead on the scene.
The man was identified as 68-year-old Kenneth Dawson. He was removed from the canal by the fire department.
Dawson was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. He will have an autopsy done at the GBI Lab.
This is all the information we have at this time. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more information.
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