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Rescue teams search for missing man near Columbus RiverWalk

Published: Jun. 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2017 at 8:24 PM EDT
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(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Fire and EMS and Columbus police are on the scene of a water rescue and recovery effort at the Chattahoochee RiverWalk.

Columbus police confirm a person is being rescued from the Chattahoochee River.

According to witnesses on scene, a person went under earlier this afternoon and never resurfaced.

Parts of the RiverWalk on the Columbus side down below the Synovus building all the way down near the area below the Dillingham Street Bridge have been blocked off with crime scene tape.

According to Columbus Fire Marshal Ricky Shores, Georgia Power was asked to cut off their water flow into the river so that divers could have an easier time searching under water.

If the missing man has not been located before sunset, they are going to stop the search and continue it Thursday morning.

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