September 21, 2023


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Gadsden law enforcement continues extensive search in Coosa River for drowning victim

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The search for a drowning sufferer in the Coosa River around Coosa Landing entered its fifth day Wednesday.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the victim had not been located despite an substantial look for involving sonar, dragging operations and dive groups.

On Tuesday, a helicopter flew by means of the area frequently searching for indicators of the sufferer last noticed on Memorial Bridge on Wide Street at about 5:21 p.m. Saturday. Numerous witnesses observed the victim go into the water, Gadsden Hearth Chief Wil Reed explained.

The Gadsden Fire Department’s boat was in the water rapidly to glimpse for the victim, and, according to a Gadsden Metropolis Council member, law enforcement commandeered a personal boat just right after the incident was reported but was not able to uncover the victim in time.

Due to the fact then the search has continued, despite the fact that it was hindered Sunday by stormy weather conditions.

A number of boats with sonar and mapping engineering, as effectively as dragging capabilities have been used in recovery initiatives, Etowah County Emergency Administration Company General public Info Officer Breonna Cole explained.

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The Gadsden Fire Department and surrounding agencies continued the search Wednesday for a drowning victim in the Coosa River. The person was last seen on Memorial Bridge on Broad Street at 5:21 p.m. Witnesses saw the victim go into the river.

The Gadsden Hearth Section and encompassing agencies ongoing the research Wednesday for a drowning sufferer in the Coosa River. The particular person was very last noticed on Memorial Bridge on Wide Road at 5:21 p.m. Witnesses saw the sufferer go into the river.

Other assets that have been deployed consist of helicopters, dive teams, drones and research and rescue groups.

Many companies and companies have aided in restoration endeavours: the Gadsden, Rainbow City, Southside, Hokes Bluff, Tidmore Bend Volunteer, Ballplay Bend Volunteer Coates Bend Volunteer hearth departments Gadsden Police Office Etowah County Sheriff’s Workplace Gadsden/Etowah County EMA Alabama Legislation Enforcement Company North Alabama Research Dog Association Alabama Fish and Sport and Alexander City Rescue. Functions are ongoing.

Reed claimed facet sonar was becoming utilized to test to track down the individual. The boat from Tallapoosa County’s Alexander Town Rescue Squad had a stronger sonar technique, he reported.

Metropolis officers said Coosa Landing stays shut, and boaters ought to use the start at Jack L. Ray Park alternatively.

Call Gadsden Periods reporter Donna Thornton at 256-393-3284 or [email protected].

This write-up at first appeared on The Gadsden Periods: Gadsden, other region responders carry on look for for drowning victim


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