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The Savannah Fire and Rescue and Savannah Chatham Metro Police spent Sunday morning searching part of the Savannah River for the body of a man they believe went into the river.

Officials with the Coast Guard tell News 3 "something was spotted" on underwater radar systems during their search yesterday, but authorities have not been able to go into the swift water to investigate.

Authorities say officers with the Department of Natural Resources will continue the investigation from this point. 

Fire department spokesman Mark Kelly says fire department crews responded to the report and put divers into the water in an effort to find the man. They believe he went into the water sometime around 10 Sunday morning, near the Waving Girl statue. Kelly says fire department divers spent about an hour and a half searching in the murky water. Metro police also put dive crews into the water and dispatched  crews with boats as sell.

The Coast Guard joined in the search too. In the end, poor visibility and rough currents made it impossible to retrieve a body.

It's not clear yet when the search will continue.

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