Man's Body Pulled from Savannah River

3:02 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in coastal Georgia say they've pulled a man's body from the Savannah River days after witnesses told police a man fell in.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police spokesman Julian Miller says the unidentified man's body was pulled from the river Tuesday morning. Officials have said witnesses told them they saw a young man sitting near the waterfront before hearing a splash.

Police have said witnesses told them the man yelled for help and bystanders were unable to throw him a rope before he went under.

Divers from the police department and Savannah Fire and Rescue searched the area. Police, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources helped search for the man on foot, by boat and by helicopter.

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