Body discovered alongside the Etowah River Sunday

July 22, 2019--11:53 a.m.

STAFF REPORTS

The body of a 54-year old man found on banks of the Etowah River Sunday evening is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Kayakers made the discovery at around 7:30 p.m. near 2nd Avenue and Riverbend Drive.

It is believed the man is from Florida.

His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin and a cause of death is not known at this time.

Authorities do not suspect foul play at this time.

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