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Saturday October 1st, 2016 8:06AM

Ga. man dies, boy hospitalized in river rescue

By The Associated Press
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) -- Cobb County police have identified a man who drowned in the Chattahoochee River over the weekend.<br /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <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.
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