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UPDATED at 3:07 PM - Possible Drowning on the River Near Columbia

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Posted by: Staff
Date: May 25 2014 2:51 PM

Columbia Rescue and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office are on Dam Road with a possible drowning. Reports are now coming in that it is on the Georiga side of the river and Early County units are also responding. We will update as more information is released.


UPDATED @ 3:07 PM


The victims have been located and pulled to safety, they are being treated for minor injuries. Reports are the victims were pulled down by strong currents but were pulled to safety. Both are lucky someone was there to get them and call 911.


UPDATED by email from a reader:


Three people were involved at the dam, my nephew got caught by the current his mother went in after but could not fight the current with her son on her back my brother dove in and was able to throw his son from his back close enough so that 2 others could help him and his mother out of the water.  My brother lost consciousness while under the water and 6 friends pulled him out.  All 3 are doing OK now but we were worried about him he took on a lot of water and went into shock.  He is more than just a father he is a hero to all of us...



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