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Sheriff: Alcohol likely factor in Georgia man's drowning

OCONEE SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say they found a man's body in a lake, not far from where his empty canoe, sunglasses and a cooler of mostly empty beer cans were found.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills tells The Telegraph of Macon that the body of 53-year-old Robert Steven Orr was recovered Tuesday morning. Sills believes alcohol was a factor in Orr's drowning, as he was reportedly intoxicated, disorderly and causing a disturbance near Oconee Springs Park on Monday afternoon.

He was seen paddling on the water around 3:30 p.m. Monday, and the sheriff's office was called when his effects were found an hour later.

Sills says Orr frequently canoed near his home.

Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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