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UPDATE: Georgia teen dies at Little River Canyon

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Little River Canyon (Source: WAFF file) Little River Canyon (Source: WAFF file)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Investigators say an 18-year-old boy drowned in the raging waters at Little River Canyon National Preserve at around 1:45 p.m. 

Rescuers found his body about an hour later near a basin at the bottom of the falls. 

Witnesses say the Adairsville, Georgia  native was swimming with his friends when he drowned. 

That's when they called 911. 

This marks the second death at the falls this week. 

On Tuesday, a Rome, Georgia man crossed over a safety barrier to take a picture and fell to his death.

"There's a sign there that says there are deaths every year here from people not following the rules," says Chasity Williams.

Visitor Chasity Williams is aware of how dangerous the currents can be. She visits the falls almost every weekend during the summer. 

She says she not sure what could stop visitors from diving in the water, but she and many others hope they take caution. 

"If you put something to keep people from going down there it would just catch all of the debris," Williams says. "So, I don't think that would work either."

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.


PREVIOUS STORY: Officials with Little River Canyon in DeKalb County, Alabama say a search is underway for a teenager who has possibly drowned Friday.

The search for the teenage boy is happening at Little River Falls.

Park officials tell Channel 3, the unidentified teen jumped into the water but never came back up.

Channel 3 has a crew on its way to the scene.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.

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