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Dive team finds 15-year-old's body after suspected drowning on Oconee River

The 15-year-old was fishing on the Oconee River near a spot called the Tail Races.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Update: Sgt. Stanford confirmed to 13WMAZ that Carreto's body was recovered around 1:30 p.m. Monday.


Georgia Department of Natural Resources recovery teams are working to find a person after a suspected drowning Sunday. 

According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Bubba Stanford, 15-year-old Alex Escobar Carreto was fishing near a spot on the Oconee River called the Tail Races, just below the Lake Sinclair Dam.

The Tail Races is a narrow shoot with fast currents where water releases after going through the generators at the dam.

Officials say the boy lost his footing and fell over the steep bank around 3 p.m.

The Department of Natural Resources and Milledgeville firefighters are working to recover his body.


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