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 there was a group walking the trails that decided to go for a swim. A 27-year-old male, Andre J. Armstrong of Jackson Mississippi, started having trouble in the water. The four other people with him attempted to help, but we’re unable to rescue the victim from the river.
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 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.