2005-09-07 / For The Record

Autopsy confirms drowning in death of Harlem man

By Elizabeth Billips True Citizen Associate Editor

A recent autopsy confirmed that drowning was the cause of Scott Johnson’s death on Aug. 13.

The body of the 35-year-old Harlem man was found in the Savannah River three days after his two friends reported he’d gone under while attempting to swim across the river. His body was found by Savannah River Ecology Lab researchers about 200 yards downstream.

“There’s nothing to indicate foul play,” said Gary Nicholson, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Thomson office.

Nicholson said the results of autopsy and the GBI’s investigation will be sent to District Attorney Danny Craig later this week.

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