Man’s body recovered from Newton river; search to resume Thursday for missing teen

Newton County authorities have been searching for a teenager who disappeared in the Alcovy River. The search will continue Thursday morning. A 38-year-old man's body was found earlier Wednesday.
Newton County authorities have been searching for a teenager who disappeared in the Alcovy River. The search will continue Thursday morning. A 38-year-old man's body was found earlier Wednesday.

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

After two swimmers disappeared Tuesday in a Newton County river, authorities recovered a body Wednesday and will resume the search for the other missing person Thursday morning.

Antonio Perry, 38, of Covington, and a 14-year-old went missing while swimming at Factory Shoals Park in the Alcovy River, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office said. Perry’s body was recovered Wednesday afternoon, but the teen has not been found.

Perry was the boyfriend of the teenager’s mother, the sheriff’s office said.

About 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office called off the search for the day due to inclement weather. Authorities will resume searching for the 14-year-old at 8 a.m. Thursday.

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