COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Georgia Power contract worker died Tuesday afternoon after drowning near Oliver Dam.
31-year-old Alex Paxton of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. at the Piedmont Columbus Regional emergency room.
Paxton was a scuba diver working for Georgia Power at the dam. He worked with Georgia Power for 12 years.
Georgia Power released the following statement regarding the drowning: