Columbiana woman's death under investigation

A 65-year-old woman from Columbiana died yesterday at a private lake on Arabian Road in Columbiana. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Sandra D. Burttram as a possible drowning.

Sheriff's deputies and Southeast Shelby Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Fire-medics treated Burttram at the scene but were unsuccessful in reviving her.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of Burttram's death and an autopsy is pending.

"Sheriff Curry and all of the first responders present would like to express their condolences and sympathy to the Burttram family," a news release about the death investigation stated.

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