Man drowns at private pond in Emanuel County

Man drowns at private pond in Emanuel County

TWIN CITY, GA (WTOC) - Emergency crews in Emanuel County have found a man they say drowned in Twin City.

The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Twin City Fire, and Emanuel County EMS began searching for a 52-year-old male who possibly drowned around 3:30 p.m. at a private pond off of Durden Road on Sunday afternoon. The man had jumped into the water to try and recover a boat that drifted away with a child inside. The man had not resurfaced by the time public safety crews arrived.

The child in the boat managed to return safely to shore and was not inured.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Burke County EMA Dive Team helped locate the victim, who has not been identified at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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