A teenager drowned Sunday night in Amerson River Park, according to Bibb County coroner Leon Jones.
Bibb County Lt. Randy Gonzalez says they received a call around 6 p.m. about a man who was in the portion of the Ocmulgee River at the lower end of the park, went down and didn’t resurface.
He says the Macon-Bibb Fire Department’s dive team searched through the water while Georgia State Patrol assisted in an aerial search. Around 8:19 p.m., divers found the body of 17-year-old Marcos Mendez Perez.
According to Lt. Gonzalez, the boy was on an inner tube, but slipped off into the water.