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Putnam County man swept away by flood waters; name released

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A 64-year-old man was swept away by flood waters in Putnam County on Monday evening.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, John W. Mobley was found almost an hour later by deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

He was swept away at about 6:40 p.m., near his home along Bear Branch Road, off of Eighteen Mile Creek Road, according to authorities.

Mobley was digging a ditch and cleaning up debris from recent flooding.