SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) -- Cobb County police have identified a man who drowned in the Chattahoochee River over the weekend.<br />
Department spokesman Mike Bowman said in a statement that 25-year-old Omar Fraire of Smyrna was pronounced dead at Emory Adventist Hospital after his body was recovered from the river Sunday evening.<br />
Authorities have said Fraire jumped into the river because he thought a child who was with his group was struggling in the water and needed help.<br />
Fire officials have said the boy who was with Fraire's group was found in another portion of the river with another group of people.<br />
WSB-TV reported the boy was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite because he swallowed a large amount of river water.
Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue Thursday urged Senate leaders to remove language in the Energy and Water appropriations bill they say is a direct attack on Georgia in its ongoing water dispute with Alabama.