Al Jerome Childs, 61, was found about 11:50 a.m. after a fisherman saw a clothed body floating face down in the water near 13th and Telfair streets.
Childs lived on Courtland Drive in Augusta.
A cause of death has not been released. Coroner Mark Bowen said an autopsy has been performed but the results are still pending.
Identification was made through fingerprints.