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Coroner identifies body found in Augusta canal

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The man whose body was found in an Augusta canal Saturday was 61-year-old Al Jerome Childs, according to the Richmond County Coroner's Office. 

Childs' body was found in the canal between 13th Street and Telfair Street at 11:53 a.m. Saturday, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

When officers arrived on the scene they spoke with a fisherman who found the body lying face down in the water. A water rescue team recovered the body from the canal.

Childs, who lived on the 100 block of Courtland Drive, was taken to the GBI Atlanta lab, where an autopsy was performed, according to the coroner's office. The results are pending.

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