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Man, 71, dies after falling into Augusta Canal

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Augusta are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man who fell into the Augusta Canal.

Officials tell The Augusta Chronicle that George Young of Augusta fell into the canal Saturday morning.

Richmond County sheriff's officials say deputies were called to the canal directly behind Enterprise Mill around 6:30 a.m. The Richmond County Dive Team retrieved the body about 7:52 a.m.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Young was pronounced dead around 9 a.m. Saturday.

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