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N. J. man drowns in Decatur Co.'s Spring Creek

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) – A man on vacation from New Jersey drowned Monday afternoon in Decatur County's Spring Creek.

Friends who were with 33-year old Tywan Cumbie told authorities he attempted to cross the creek even though he can't swim.

They say Cumbie nearly made it to the other side before a strong current pulled him under.

His friends tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.

Authorities found his body about thirty minutes later using drag lines.

Cumbie was scheduled to leave today for Panama City to work on a oil leak clean-up crew.


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