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New details on drowning in Meriwether County

MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

New details on the drowning in Meriwether County News Leader 9 brought you last week.

Sheriff Chuck Smith says 72 year old Wayman Hunt of Talbot County accidentally drowned after telling friends he was going fishing.

Authorities searched the river for four days before pulling his body out of the water on Friday, August 8.

They started searching after finding an abandoned car near Lake Meriwether after the park was closed. They later found an overturned kayak and a life jacket. The GBI ruled the death an accidental drowning.

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