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Divers find man, 20; Second drowning victim in two days

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Monday morning, divers found the body of a second weekend drowning victim. His body was found near the Lake Oliver Marina area just after 10:00 a.m.

Investigators say Marvin Bryson, 20, was with three friends on an island in the middle of the river when he slipped and fell into the waters.

Officials say they began searching the river around 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening after receiving a call of a possible drowning. The search was called off for the night around 9:00 p.m. Crews resumed their search Monday morning. 

Muscogee County chief deputy coroner Freeman Worley says his body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

Bryson is a Columbus native and a Jordan High School graduate.

This is the second drowning reported in this area of the Chattahoochee River in two days.

Saturday, 43-year-old Steven Brookins was pronounced dead after his body was found in 10 feet of water off an island near Bibb City.

[Read: Columbus man, 43, drowns in Chattahoochee River]

News Leader 9 is gathering the details in this story. We'll have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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