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Nicholls man drowns while fishing

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According to a story posted on, a Coffee County man drowned in the Alapaha River Wednesday afternoon.


The story states that Derrick Colson, 40, of Nicholls, fell out of a boat while fishing and drowned. Colson was fishing around the bridge on Highway 319 at the Irwin and Tift county line when the accident happened. Irwin County authorities are investigating the incident.


The WALB report states that authorities suspect no foul play.

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