Luther Johnson of Bainbridge, Georgia, jumped off a Bainbridge bridge on Tuesday evening and later drowned.
Johnson’s body was discovered 30 feet beneath the surface of the Flint River on Wednesday morning around 9:54 a.m., according to WALB.
Authorities claim they began looking for Johnson around 8:42 p.m. on Tuesday and stopped looking at 12 a.m. on Wednesday before resuming the search later Wednesday morning.
Emergency personnel claimed Johnson would likely still be alive if the man recording had called 911 sooner.
The incident is being looked into, according to Bainbridge police, who are also looking at the Facebook video.
The video was sent to The North Carolina Beat, which shows a man identified as Luther Johnson and his cousin Harold Allen Jr., walking along train tracks until they arrive at a bridge over the Flint River. Luther then can be seen taking off his shoes and shirt. He walks closer to the bridge and takes his coins and ID out of his pocket as Harold tells him to “give me all the money, give me all that.”
Come on Bainbridge, Harold yells. Y’all finna see some real stuff.
Harold then tells the city of Bainbridge to “buckle up.”
If a person told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it was a person…cause this guy is it.
Nahh…nahh…Dive from the top of that bitch, Harold is heard telling Luke.
Luther is then seen jumping onto a ledge. He falls backward into the water and begins swimming down Flint River, swimming in one spot at one point before disappearing and never resurfacing.
The following video may be upsetting to some:
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there are alligators every one mile along the Flint River.
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