Body of missing 20-year-old swimmer found in Chattahoochee River

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Jun. 10—The body of a missing 20-year-old swimmer was recovered Friday morning, the Cobb County Police Department confirmed.

Cobb police spokesperson S.A. Barner said the man, a Black male whose name has not yet been released, was found shortly after 11 a.m.

The man went missing Monday afternoon while swimming with a group of people near the popular "Diving Rock" in the Sandy Point Park area off Akers Mill Road. He reportedly went underwater while swimming and did not resurface.

Barner said the man was found slightly upstream from that area, near a boat entrance.

Firefighters searched for the man late Monday to no avail. Cobb police dive teams resumed the search Tuesday morning near the rock, where water can be 12 to 20 feet deep depending on conditions.

High rainfall in recent days delayed the search, Barner said, causing higher water levels and a swift current that prevented divers from searching "for several days."