Also in Cobb County, just a few hours after the Rockmart woman went missing, around 8 p.m., a 27-year-old man was trying to swim across the Chattahoochee River to a popular diving rock but was unable to stay above water, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told Channel 2 Action News. His sister tried rescuing him, but she also began to go underwater and had to break contact.
Cobb County fire crews and DNR game wardens searched for him until nightfall and they began their search again Saturday morning. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wasn’t able to confirm with the state agency on Sunday whether his body has been recovered.
Also on Saturday, Gainesville emergency crews recovered the body of a man who may have drowned in Lake Knickerbocker. They had been searching for the man, who has not been identified, since Wednesday.