The body of a 6-year-old boy who went missing Friday night near a Cherokee County campsite was found early Saturday morning in Lake Allatoona.
Corday Dimilo Duffy of College Park was found in about four to five feet of water almost 25 to 30 feet from the shore, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
The search began around 8:15 p.m. when deputies responded to the Sweetwater campground after getting a report about the missing 6-year-old boy, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said. Corday was at the campsite with his grandmother, aunt, other siblings and cousins when he disappeared, Baker said.
He was last seen in the family’s tent around 7:15p.m., Baker said. The campsite is very close to the water’s edge but Corday was never seen in the water, he said. Still, rescuers searched in the water and on land for the missing 6-year-old boy, Baker said.
A local fisherman who had a bow-fishing boat outfitted with lights assisted in finding the body, officials said. Then early Saturday morning, Corday’s body was recovered about 2 5to 30 feet from shore in 4 to 5 feet of water, Baker said.
There was a large log leading from shore into the water near where his body was located, the spokesman said. Deputies believe Corday may have walked out on the log and then fell into the water, which reach just over his head, Baker said.
Investigators do not suspect foul play but in the case of all child deaths an autopsy is performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab, Baker said.