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Man drowns at Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Officials say a man drowned in the Chattahoochee River in Gwinnett County while fishing Friday.

The individual was pulled from the river at Medlock Bridge Park in Duluth, according to Captain Tommy Rutledge with the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Rutledge said the man was at the river with his two brothers when he went into the water to free a tangled fishing line. He was swept away by a swift current, went under water and never re-surfaced, according to the spokesperson.

He was eventually found by crews in about 10 feet of water. While life support measures were initiated, officials say the victim was lifeless and efforts to revive him were eventually discontinued "based on downtime, obvious trauma and no viable signs of life."

The victim's name has not been released by authorities. 

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