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Columbus man drowns at beach

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Tybee Island, GA (WTVM) -  News Leader 9 has been working with our sister station, WTOC in Savannah, on the drowning of a Columbus man.

WTOC reports the body of 33-year-old Homer T. Roberts Jr. was found Saturday morning by a U.S. Coast Guard official.

The Columbus resident went missing Friday night around 7 p.m. after four people were reportedly having trouble swimming in the ocean. 

Tybee Island Ocean Rescue was dispatched and was quickly able to get two people from the water and two more using a flotation device.

One of the rescued then said that a man was still missing and thus the search began.  The search went on through the night and ended sadly this morning.

The other four victims were not hurt. 


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