UPDATE: Officials find body of drowned 60 year-old-man

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County officials confirm search teams found the body of the drowning victim this morning.

The Deputy Coroner says the drowning victim's body has been identified as 60-year-old Ronnie McGruder.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.


Friday, May 31, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County PIO Cassidy Harris confirms someone drowned at Wildwood Park.

The sheriff's office, search & rescue and dive teams, and DNR are on scene. They triangulated a location to look for the victim.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office tells us witnesses say a white man, around 60 years old, attempted to swim out to get his loose boat.

We have a crew on scene. We will update you with additional information when we have it.

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