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Body recovered from Flint River

April 1, 2006

Albany--The search for a man who apparently jumped off the Oglethorpe Bridge in Albany is over.

Rescue crews recovered the body of 39-year-old Mark Maddox from the water around 1:30 PM.

Fishermen first discovered the Albany man's body up steam near Albany State University around noon before contacting police.

Rescue crews from Dougherty, Lee, and Worth County had been searching the water since late Tuesday night after a woman called 911 to say she saw a man jump off the bridge and into the river.

Maddox worked for MLK Funeral Homes.

"The family is grieving, but this is a closure for them now. Knowing who it is, and that this is the person that was missing. It helps the family," says Chuck Mitchell, with Albany-Dougherty Search and Rescue.

An autopsy will be performed on Maddox's body. The results from the autopsy should be in within a week.

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