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Second Alabama Man Dies in Floodwaters after Heavy Rain

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn’t get himself out of the water and drowned. The Madison County coroner says 35-year-old Johnny Henderson III of Hazel Green was pronounced dead after emergency workers located his body in floodwaters…

Body Found in Cahaba River During Search for Missing Swimmer

From the West Alabama Newsroom– **UPDATE** The body was discovered Friday morning by ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division. It has now been sent for autopsy to determine if it is that of 23 year old Steven Nichols. Nichols had been missing since Tuesday night after he attempted to swim across the Cahaba River but went under and disappeared. We’ll have more…

UPDATE: Jamari Smith, Montgomery High School Basketball Star Drowns

According to the Auburn Department, a teenage male from Montgomery drowned in the 100 block of Shell Toomer Parkway Wednesday afternoon. The Lee County Coroner identified the victim as 18-year-old Jamari Smith. Officials say first responders who arrived on scene immediately performed CPR on the Smith to resuscitate him. Smith was transported by ambulance to EAMC Emergency Room, where he…

MPD: 7-Year-Old Boy Dies in Accidental Drowning in Montgomery

The Montgomery Police Department has located the body of a missing 7-year-old child. MPD sent out an alert Saturday afternoon asking for the public’s assistance in locating Khalil West. He was last seen in the area of 1700 South Perry St. At 5:30 p.m., police ended the search, saying the child was dead and appeared to be the victim of …

Possible Father & Son Drowning in Alabama Gulf Waters

17 year old's body found, Father is still missing.

  AP-AL-Missing Swimmers Body found after father, son disappear off Alabama coast DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) – The body of a 17-year-old boy has been found after he disappeared while swimming off the coast of Alabama with his father. News outlets reported Thursday evening that authorities are still searching for the teen’s 47-year-old father. The two Taiwanese nationals were swimming…

Mother of Drowning Victim Donates Life Jackets To Save Others

After her son’s drowning death 3 years ago, a Wetumpka mother is turning her son’s tragic story into a message of awareness. She’s teamed up with local law enforcement in hopes of preventing other drowning deaths by donating life jackets. “It took 6 hours, 6 long hours before he was even located” says Tionette Lewis as she recalls the day she…

Apparent Drowning Under Investigation

Montgomery police are investigating an apparent drowning. Captain Regina Duckett says an adult male was found dead in the 100 block of Oldfield Road. The circumstances are under investigation. Check back with Alabama News Network for the very latest on this story. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: dead, drowning, oldfield road

Drowning on Lake Jordan Under Investigation

The Alabama Marine Patrol is investigating a drowning on Lake Jordan near Blackberry Cove. Elmore county sheriff Bill Franklin identified the victim as Richard Harris, 58, of Deatsville. Franklin says Harris may have been fishing at the time of the incident. Check back with Alabama News Network with the latest in this investigation. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: alabama marine police, deastsville,…

MPD Investigates Drowning Death

MPD and fire medics responded to Old Selma Road and West South Blvd. on a call of a possible drowning. An adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim hasn’t been released. We’ll keep you updated as more details becomes available. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: Death, drowning, man, old selma road, west south boulevard