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One dead in possible drowning in Baldwin County

Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 4:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2022 at 5:11 PM CDT
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MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. (WALA) - A potential drowning off Fish River in Baldwin County has left one man dead.

Baldwin County Sheriffs responded to the scene around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon when someone called 911. That man has not yet been identified.

In waters off Grounds Lane and Highway 98 in Magnolia Springs, investigators said a young man in his 20s potentially drowned near the Fish River bridge. Deputies on scene said helicopters whirred overhead searching, but it was divers who recovered the body.

Officials said he was the only body recovered, and no one else was with him. It’s unsure if he was local to the area.

BCSO is awaiting an official cause of death from the coroner.

FOX10 news will update once BCSO releases the name of the victim.

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