Cobb County officials are working to identify a body found April 6 in the Chattahoochee River along the Sandy Springs border.

Sandy Springs officials called the Cobb County Fire Department around noon for assistance in recovering a body in the area of Powers Ferry Road, which spans the river.

The body was found by a volunteer working on “Sweep the Hooch,” an annual river cleanup effort conducted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, according to a spokesperson for the nonprofit organization.

Officer Neil Penirelli of the Cobb County Police Department said the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification, which authorities hope to have completed this week.

Update: This story has been updated with information from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.