Americus-Sumter High football player dies

An Americus high football player died Saturday after drowning in a pond.

According to Sumter County Coroner Greg Hancock, 17-year-old Jamorrion Johnson was heading out to fish in a private pond around 5 p.m.

Hancock says that the boat's battery died and when Johnson tried to swim back to shore to get a paddle, he drowned. 

Johnson is listed as a linebacker for the Americus-Sumter team. 


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