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Authorities find missing fisherman's body in Lake Mitchell

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CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Chilton County Coroner's Office has confirmed a body found in Lake Mitchell on Sunday morning belonged to 68-year-old Billy J. Griffin of Clanton, who had been missing since Saturday.

Authorities say a deputy discovered Griffin's body around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Officials had been searching for him after he reportedly fell into the Coosa River while fishing on Saturday.

Chilton County Chief Deputy Shane Nathan says Griffin's body was discovered about 100 yards from where he fell into the river near Lay Dam.

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