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Six Year Old Carrollton Boy Drowns In Chattahoochee

A Carroll County Fire/Rescue dive team has recovered the body of a six year old boy who drowned in the Chattahoochee River Saturday.
 
Carroll County Fire/Rescue Chief Deputy Bud Benefield says the boy was playing with other like-aged kids in the water. They were on a floatation device.

"We believe the float flipped and he never resurfaced," Benefield told WLBB Radio. "In that part of the river, you could step on a rock that's three foot below the surface, then step off and be 10 feet under water."
 
The incident is currently under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
 
The body was recovered at approximately 5:30 pm Saturday. The youth was not wearing a life preserver.
 
This is the fourth drowning this year near McIntosh Park. Three of the victims were under the age of 14.
 
"That area is so unpredictable," Benefield said. "We always recommend that folk not swim in front of the park. The water is terribly rocky below and the current and depth is unpredictable."

The name of the victim has not yet been released pending notification of family members.