First death of FL-GA weekend reported at a Southside hotel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 31-year-old in town for the Florida-Georgia game died overnight in a Southside pond.
Police responded to the 4600 block of Lenior Avenue before 4 a.m. to reports 31-year-old Ottice Hamer was having trouble swimming.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says Hamer had recently returned from partying with friends at the Jacksonville Landing, when he inadvertently ran into the pond.
Hamer's friends could not swim and called police.
Hamer was later recovered by JSO divers.
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