Police looking for man who went lacking in Chattahoochee River Monday afternoon

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Jun. 7—The Cobb County Police Division is looking for a person who went lacking whereas swimming within the Chattahoochee River Monday afternoon.Police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk stated a gaggle of teenagers or younger adults was swimming within the river Monday close to the favored “Diving Rock” within the Sandy Level Park space close to Akers Mill Street.At one level, the lacking man, who police described solely as a younger grownup, went below and didn’t resurface. Cobb County firefighters looked for him Monday night time to no avail, Delk stated.Cobb police dive groups resumed the search Tuesday morning close to the rock, the place water may be 12 to twenty toes deep relying on circumstances, Officer Shenise Barner instructed the MDJ.Tony Locke, a Chamblee resident who involves the realm typically, stated he was fishing on the alternative riverbank Monday when the person all of the sudden went below. Although he did not see what precipitated the incident, the younger man did not seem to name for assist.”I noticed no struggling by any means,” stated Locke.Locke stated it isn’t the primary time he is seen somebody at risk of drowning within the space.”It is common for youths to go over there and get into severe, severe hassle. They simply do not understand how harmful it’s,” he added. “…Over time I have been coming down right here, it is a uncommon yr that I do not see the quick water rescue come to retrieve a physique.”At 1 p.m. Tuesday, the search was placed on maintain on account of turbulent waters and low visibility attributable to Monday’s thunderstorms and a water launch upstream. Nationwide Park Service and Georgia Division of Pure Assets officers have been additionally on-scene.The search is now thought of a restoration operation, police stated.

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