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AFD's search of the Flint hindered by weather

A dive team searching the Flint River had to stop what they were doing when weather interfered. (Source: WALB) A dive team searching the Flint River had to stop what they were doing when weather interfered. (Source: WALB)
Albany Fire Department divers searched the bottom of the Flint River on Monday. (Source: WALB) Albany Fire Department divers searched the bottom of the Flint River on Monday. (Source: WALB)
But for the second time, mother nature halted the search before they could find anything. (Source: WALB) But for the second time, mother nature halted the search before they could find anything. (Source: WALB)
Asst. Chief Rubin Jordan (Source: WALB) Asst. Chief Rubin Jordan (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Fire Department divers searched the bottom of the Flint River on Monday, at the request of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

But for the second time, mother nature halted the search before they could find anything. 

Four members of the Fire Department's dive team searched the River about a half mile north of the Ray Charles Plaza, just off the river walk.

The dive team had searched that same area in late February, but because the river was so deep and the current so swift, they had to suspend the search.

On Monday, the conditions were much better for the divers.

"Glad to say that they really can see. And the water is a little more calm than it was back in March. So they are able to maneuver around and complete this follow up," said Asst. Chief Rubin Jordan with the Albany Fire Department.

But the dive team had to call off the search after about 2 hours, because of lightning in the area.  

The GBI would not confirm what they were searching for in the river, or what case they are investigating.

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