A young man died in the River last night, here about 200 yards from our front porch. His name is Jarvis Willis; he was 23 years old. He and his friend had been swimming down near the curved steps behind CSU's Theatre Department, and he went under and did not come back up. His body was recovered just north of the Dillingham Street Bridge.
My thoughts are with Mr. Willis's family this morning. This is the fourth drowning in the Chattahoochee in a month. As more and more of us are drawn to the River, we need to remember her power.