ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A body found Monday evening in the Flint River in Albany is that of a man who drove his truck into the river last week.
An Albany Police Department spokesperson confirms the body recovered by searchers from the Albany Fire Department is 47 year-old Michael Backey. What was a missing persons case is now a death investigation.
Backey's body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy to determine his cause of death.
Since Friday, firefighters and Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers searched the river for Michael Backey, who witnesses say drove his truck into the river at the Marine Ditch boat basin.