Columbus mayor comments on water safety; sends condolences to family of 6-year-old drowning victim

Columbus mayor comments on water safety; sends condolences to family of 6-year-old drowning victim

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The mayor of Columbus is reminding residents to practice water safety during the Fourth of July holiday.

Mayor Skip Henderson is encouraging those who are not strong swimmers and all children to wear a personal floatation device.

Henderson also sends his condolences to the family of six-year-old Jeremiah Henderson. Jeremiah’s body was recovered this week after he fell into the Chattahoochee River.

Henderson posted the following comment on Facebook:

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of the young child who was lost in the river this past weekend. Their tragic loss and overwhelming heartache are felt by us all. May God bless and comfort them in their time of sorrow.

Henderson also says a task force made up of public safety workers and others that promote safe river recreation will be established to discuss and implement ways to encourage people to practice river safety.

During this 4th of July holiday, we urge all those celebrating near or in the river or any other body of water to...

Posted by Mayor Skip Henderson on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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