UPDATE: Body of drowned 60-year-old man found

UPDATE: Body of drowned 60-year-old man found
Officials searching Wildwood Park for body of drowned man. (Source: Lex Juarez)

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday morning that they have found the body of the 60-year-old man who drowned Friday, May 31 at Wildwood Park.

According to Maj. Steve Morris with the sheriff’s office, witnesses reported that a 60-year-old man swam out to retrieve his boat, went under, and did not come back up. The Army Corps of Engineers, Columbia County Rescue Dive Team, and Department of Natural Resources are all on the scene.

The Columbia County Deputy Coroner identified the victim as Ronnie McGruder.

Columbia County officials tell FOX 54 the team used sonar equipment to search for the body.

At this time there is no further information.

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