Drowning Victim Recovered

Gadsden, AL – The search for a drowning victim in the Coosa River in Gadsden has come to an end following a recovery Thursday morning.

At 9:49 a.m., first responders located a body matching the description of the drowning victim in the search area near the Gadsden City Docks and boardwalk along Albert Rains Boulevard.

The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.

The recovery ended more than 20 hours of searching the river by more than a dozen agencies from Etowah County and around the state.

“We want to thank all the agencies that assisted us and offered assistance in this search,” said Gadsden Fire Chief Wil Reed.

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