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Briefs: Man dies after going into water to search for teen: Body found on train

Police are investigating the death of a man who died in the Chattahoochee River and the death of a man whose body was found on a train in Bartow County.
Police are investigating the death of a man who died in the Chattahoochee River and the death of a man whose body was found on a train in Bartow County.
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A 25-year-old man believed that a juvenile was drowning in the Chattahoochee River and jumped in to save the teen late Sunday afternoon. But the man never resurfaced, police said Monday.

Omar Fraire, of Smyrna, was transported Emory Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Cobb County police.

Around 7:30 p.m., officers, firefighters and paramedics responded to the Chattahoochee River off Atlanta Road after getting a report of a man who had not resurfaced, police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.

“When they arrived, they learned that the victim believed that a juvenile male in the group was underwater and needed assistance,” Bowman said. “The victim entered the water to assist, but for reasons unknown, did not resurface himself.”

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services found Fraire underwater, Bowman said. It’s unclear how long he was in the water before he was found. It’s also unclear why he thought a juvenile was in the water.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (770) 499-3945.

Body Found on Train

A man’s body was found Monday morning on a train going through Bartow County from Tennessee. So far, investigators said they don’t know how the man died or when. And they are also trying to find out his identity.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., someone had called 911 to report seeing a man's body on a southbound train car in the area of Cassville and Sugar Valley roads, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. Bartow County 911 dispatchers immediately contacted CSX dispatchers and the train was stopped, Sheriff Clark Millsap said.

The train was checked and the body located on a flatcar, Millsap. Investigators are working to identify the man and it is believed that he was killed by the train or a passing structure of another other train, the sheriff said. It is also believed that the man died before the train reached Bartow County.

The man's body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. They will also be attempting to obtain his identity and official cause of death.

The train was reported to have been travelling south through Bartow County from Chattanooga, Tennessee.