Man Drowns While Fishing

Story by: James Buechele
3-2-14

Decatur County, GA.

Authorities in Decatur County have recovered the body of a man who drowned Sunday afternoon.

Captain Patrick Trolinger of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office says Johnny Dale McKinney, 51, was on the bank of the Spring Creek fishing with a friend near Iron City. At one point, McKinney fell in and never resurfaced. Trolinger believes the he could not swim.

Officials were called out around 4:25 p.m. After searching the creek, the man's body was found a little after 6:00 p.m.

The two men were fishing near Lane Bridge Road on the border of Seminole and Decatur County.


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