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Survivor speaks in memory of friend who drowned

Tommy Lee Owens drowned when fishing boat capsized Tommy Lee Owens drowned when fishing boat capsized
Survivor, CJ Jackson Survivor, CJ Jackson

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

SMITHVILLE, GA (WALB)-A Dawson man speaks a day after he was rescued from a Lee County pond. The boat he was in capsized. His friend, 57-year-old Tommy Lee Owens, who was fishing with him Saturday afternoon didn't survive.

68-year-old CJ Jackson says their boat got stuck on a stump. When they tried to dislodge it, the boat flipped throwing both men into the water.

Jackson says he'll always remember Owens as a great friend who would help anyone.

"You couldn't beat him," Jackson said. "There's nothing he wouldn't do for you. He is such a nice guy."

Other than a little soreness in his shoulders from hanging on to the boat Jackson says he'll be okay.


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