Autopsy results confirm drowning caused death of Warner Robins man

lfabian@macon.comApril 10, 2013 

An autopsy Wednesday confirmed that a Warner Robins man died of asphyxia by drowning.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones has ruled the death of 24-year-old Aaron Austin Cross as accidental. His body was recovered Tuesday morning, eight days after he went under April 1 on the Ocmulgee River.

Cross was swimming in the 60-degree water when his body seized up and he could not make it back to shore.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Macon-Bibb County firefighters and Bibb sheriff’s deputies searched the river for nine days before Cross’ body was found about 500 yards downstream from where he was swimming at the bluff near Amerson Water Park.

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