Apparent canal drowning kills homeless man in Augusta

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 9:14 PM EDT
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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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