Officials: Man pushed small child, attacked 2 men on river

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A Floyd County man has been charged after police said he pushed a small child and attacked two men while floating down the river.

Officials said 26-year-old Ryan Easterwood floated to the riverbank in the Etowah River after a bystander made a comment about his vulgar language.

That's where police said he pushed the child and hit two men with a tree limb.

Police said Easterwood then hopped back on his float and tried to escape police.

Firefighters had to use a rescue boat to take him into custody.