Man, 71, dies after falling into Augusta Canal

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Updated: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:15:25 EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Augusta are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man who fell into the Augusta Canal.

Officials tell The Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1oqQdlx) that George Young of Augusta fell into the canal Saturday morning.

Richmond County sheriff's officials say deputies were called to the canal directly behind Enterprise Mill around 6:30 a.m. The Richmond County Dive Team retrieved the body about 7:52 a.m.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Young was pronounced dead around 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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