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July 6--  The body of a 27-year-old Baxley man was found in the Altamaha River Friday afternoon.

According to the Toombs County Sheriff's Office, the Toombs County 911 Dispatch Center got a call from a fisherman who saw the body in the river near Morris Landing in Appling County.

Officers responded to the scene and recovered the body later identified as Eric Harvey who had been seen camping alone on a sandbar about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4.

Authorities say the death is being treated as an accident at this time, however, Harvey's body is  being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

A joint investigation is being conducted and anyone with information is asked to call the Toombs County Sheriff's Office, 912-526-6778, or the Appling County Sheriff's Office, 912-367-8120.

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