Local man found dead in Georgia river

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Troy man was found dead in the Chattahoochee River Friday while on a visit to Helen, Georgia according to the Georgia Bureau of investigation.

A release from the GBI states that the body of Gary Phillip Freeman, 42, was discovered by a tourist visiting the area at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday

Nelly Miles, GBI spokesperson, said preliminary autopsy results indicate that Freeman died of drowning, but more testing is yet to be done.

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The investigation into Freeman’s death is ongoing.