LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A man’s body has been pulled from a Georgia river after authorities say he waded into the water to try and free a tangled fishing line.

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge, in a news release, says the victim was fishing Friday in the Chattahoochee River with his two brothers when authorities were called to the scene about 5 p.m.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a Gwinnett County police helicopter spotted the body and crews found him in about 10 feet of water.

Rutledge says crews administered life support but stopped when there were no viable signs of life. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the body was turned over to the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s office.

The victim’s name has not been released.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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