Body recovered after river search and rescue in Dougherty Co.

Body recovered after river search and rescue in Dougherty Co.
A search and rescue for body is underway in Dougherty County. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A search and rescue for the body of a missing man was underway in southern Dougherty County, and a body was recovered Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.

The search happened off Old Georgia Highway 3, at the Georgia Power Company boat ramp on the Flint River.

Dougherty County EMS and Albany police and fire departments were on the scene.

The man has been missing since Sunday, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler. The coroner identified the victim as Micardo Jones, 19.

Fowler said it appears that Jones drowned.

WALB is still working to learn more. This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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