Two high school students drown in Tombigbee River Friday

Demopolis drownings latest

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with the Demopolis Police Department say two Demopolis High School students drowned in the Tombigbee River Friday afternoon.

According to officials, after Demopolis High School dismissed around 11:30 a.m. Friday, three students who went to the city landing fell into the river. Of the three students, a female was able to get out of the water and was visible when first responders arrived. However the other two - a male and a female - did not make it out of the water and could not be located when first responders arrived.

A dive team from Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue and the ALEA Marine Police Division were called to assist in the search. Rescuers recovered the bodies of the remaining two students later Friday evening. They were pronounced dead by the Marengo County coroner.

The survivor of the group is reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital.

The identity of the victims is unknown.

The Demopolis Times reports that Friday night’s Demopolis High School football game has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m.

Scene in Demopolis where 2 students drowned in the Tombigbee River
Scene in Demopolis where 2 students drowned in the Tombigbee River (Source: WBRC)

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