Boaters Discover Body in the Chattahoochee River

Discovery Reported by Boaters, Body Found in Fulton County

Just before 1:30 PM this afternoon, Coweta County 911 received a call from a group of individuals that stated they had located a body along the Chattahoochee River.

Both the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the Coweta County Fire Department were dispatched to the boat ramp off Highway 16 West located near the Whitesburg Bridge.

Marine 1, the CCFD’s water rescue boat and its personnel, as well as members of the CCSO were deployed from the boat ramp, where they were met by the group that had reported the discovery.

They followed the group up the river for nearly 10  (river ) miles before locating the victim. 

The location was determined to be just outside Coweta County, in Fulton County. The Fulton County Medical Examiner is en route, as well as members of the GA Department of Natural Resources.

The identity of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family members.

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