A drowning victim was discovered on College of Coastal Georgia’s Brunswick campus on Sunday night.
The victim has been identified as Glynn County resident Tabahri Newberry, 22, who was not a Coastal Georgia student, said Stacy Carson, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Kingsland Office.
The GBI is handling the investigation, Carson said.
“We were requested by the college police department in reference to a drowning that took place last night,” Carson said Monday. “It is under investigation, and an autopsy will be conducted today to determine the cause of death.”
The drowning occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday, Carson said. Individuals were near the pond on campus, and the body was recovered shortly after the drowning occurred, she said.
“The body was rescued by an officer with the college police there, as well as the Brunswick police department, and I believe EMT were involved,” Carson said.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, and was pronounced dead, according to a city police report.
The college released a statement Monday morning.
“The College of Coastal Georgia family joins our local community in mourning this loss,” the statement reads. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the deceased.”