Water Search Along Coosa River In Gadsden

Gadsden, AL –  First responders are searching the Coosa River in Gadsden for an individual who was reported in the water earlier this afternoon.

Dispatchers received a call at 1:01 p.m. of a man in the water who did not surface at the Gadsden City Docks – the boardwalk located along Albert Rains Boulevard across from Moragne Park.
The first units arrived on the scene at 1:05 p.m., and first responders were in the water within seconds of arriving.
The Gadsden Fire Department and several surrounding fire departments are conducting search operations, along with the Gadsden Police Department, Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, the State of Alabama Marine Police and Gadsden-Etowah EMA.
Full search operations will continue until sundown, then limited search operations will take place throughout the night. The full search will resume Thursday morning.
No information about the individual is available at this time.
Citizens should avoid the boardwalk area, but all city boat launches remain open.
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