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Lanett man's body recovered after drowning in Chattahoochee River

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VALLEY, AL (WTVM) -

Officials confirm an 18-year-old man from Lanett has drowned in the Chattahoochee River near the Lee-Chambers county line. 

According to the Georgia Department of Resources, the body of Gabriel West was recovered south of the Riverview public access point in Valley, AL. 

Officials say West, who was not a strong swimmer, and a friend were jumping from a dam Monday, May 30. He was last seen at about 8 p.m.

He was recovered after a DNR helicopter spotted his body nearly a mile from the dam Tuesday, May 31 at about 11 a.m. 

Stay tuned for more details. 

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