The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, responded to Frank Amerson Park, 2600 Riverview Road, at the Ocmulgee River regarding a possible drowning at 10:23 a.m.
Witnesses stated that there was a group walking the trails, that decided to go for a swim. A 27-year-old male in the group started having trouble in the water. The four people with him, attempted to help get the man out of the water, but were unable to rescue the victim. The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department dive team was able to locate and recover the victim’s body.
He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office. The next of kin has not been notified.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.