Human Interest Man, 38, and 14-Year-Old Boy Found Dead After 'Possible Drowning' at Georgia Campground The bodies of Antonio Perry and Dejerein Grier were located and recovered by Covington authorities over the course of two days By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 13, 2020 12:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Georgia campground. Photo: Newton County Sheriff's Office A trip to a Georgia campground took a tragic turn for two people after "a possible drowning" that left both dead, according to authorities. The Newton County Sheriff's Office in Covington confirmed in a press release that the body of Antonio Perry, 38, was located and recovered on Wednesday, while the body of Dejerein Grier, 14, was found on Thursday. Officials said the incident occurred on Tuesday evening at Factory Shoals Park in Covington, after Perry and Grier "went under and never resurfaced." Around 7 p.m., authorities were called to the scene, where they began a search for the missing pair, who they believed were victims of a "possible drowning." 3 Die of Possible Drowning in Mysterious Pool Incident Near North Carolina's Duke University Their search efforts continued until lighting conditions were too poor for visibility, but authorities resumed the search early Wednesday and later pulled Perry's body from the waters. On Wednesday afternoon, the Newton County Sheriff's Office announced they had to call off the search for the teen again, citing "weather conditions," but confirmed that they would pick up efforts on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. By Thursday at 11:50 a.m., officials announced they had located Grier's body in the waters and had concluded their search at the nature park. RELATED VIDEO: Young Girl Jumps into Action and Saves Her Little Sister from Drowning: 'I Just Went for It' In an interview with NBC affiliate WXIA, Perry's daughter, Najwa, explained that the incident happened as her dad was out fishing with his girlfriend's son. According to Najwa, Grier went for a swim. While in the water, the teen began to struggle, so Perry jumped in and rescued him. But soon after, the teen jumped in again. Though Perry attempted to save him, he was not successful this time around. "They didn't make the second time. Something just kept pulling them down," Najwa told WXIA, noting that Perry was a good swimmer. "My father was just trying to save him." Factory Shoals Park, located along the Alcovy River in southern Newton County, is described as "a haven" for fishermen, nature lovers, rafters and swimmers, according to the county's website.