Local and state authorities are investigating the death of an individual whose body was found today in the Middle Oconee River.
The body was discovered near St. George Drive, a residential street off Timothy Road, according to Athens-Clarke County Police Department spokesman Geoffrey Gilland.
The ACC coroner's office is transporting the body to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab in Atlanta, Gilland said Saturday afternoon.
No further details were available, he said. The person's identity has not been released, and Gilland said it's too early to tell whether foul play was involved. More information may be available as soon as Sunday, he said.