Victim identified in state park drowning - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Victim identified in state park drowning

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who drowned in a lake at Alabama's largest state park.

Officials in the Birmingham suburb of Pelham say the body of 23-year-old Nicolas Juarez was recovered Wednesday night at Oak Mountain State Park after a search that included the use of underwater radar at the beach area.

Police and firefighters went to the park after a relative realized the man hadn't been seen in a while. Authorities at first were unsure whether he walked away or was in the water.

News outlets report the remains were later found about 100 feet from the beach.

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