Coroner confirms drowning in Colquitt Co.

Coroner confirms drowning in Colquitt Co.

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - An 80-year-old man died when he slipped on a spillway, according to Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock.

It happened around noon Tuesday as Smith was cleaning the spillway at a pond near Holmes Drive.

Officials said he fell and became trapped in the spillway, where he died.

The death was ruled as an accident.

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