6-year-old dies after falling into Chattahoochee River

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Chattahoochee River Between Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia (Ken Lund, CC BY-SA 2.0)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – Rescue crews in Georgia have recovered the body a 6-year-old boy who fell into the Chattahoochee River last weekend.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports divers pulled the body from the water Tuesday morning.

Columbus Fire Division Chief Daniel Macon says his department responded Sunday evening to a call that a child had fallen into the river near Waveshaper Island. Divers searched most of the day Monday before finding the boy about 8 a.m. the next day.

Battalion Chief Bryan Watson says the body was found near the National Infantry Museum and Oxbow Meadows.

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