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08/23/05

Missing Fisherman's Body Found

The search for a missing fisherman came to an end this morning. Savannah-Chatham police found the body of 40-year-old Jose Gustavo Hernandez Ponce around 10:30am.

On Sunday, witnesses say he went into the river near the Rails to Trails along Highway 80. He waded out into the water with a cast net and went under.

Search teams found Ponce's body in the southern channel of the Bull River, across from where he was last spotted.

Ponce's body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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