CCHS Student Hospitalized

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Authorities say one teenager is dead and another is hospitalized after being caught in the surf in Gulf
Shores.

Police say a 14-year-old boy died while swimming near the beach pavilion at Gulf State Park Wednesday.

16-year-old Shemarkus Spears, a sophomore at Choctaw County High School, was listed in critical condition after being caught in the surf while
swimming in the Gulf of Mexico several miles away.
Spears is captain of the football team at CCHS.

City spokesman Grant Brown says red flags have been flying for several days in Gulf Shores because of dangerous currents. Those
flags are a warning for people to stay out of the surf.


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  • by WTOK on May 1, 2012 at 09:37 AM
    A more recent story posted reported that the young man died of his injuries. http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Choctaw_County_Teen_Dies_149069295.html
  • by Brooklin Location: Butler on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
    :( R.I.P. Shamarkus. Gonna miss seeing you play when we play y'all. Have fun playing on the field of gold. We are cheering for you down here.
  • by jalicia Location: lisman on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    i love and want to let you know that now you and trayvon are playing side by side on a football field made of gold
  • by Montrae Turner Location: Butler,Al on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    I Know You While Fight Your Way Out Because You Got God On Your Side
  • by chris warren Location: Bulter,AL on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    You are doing good,keep fighting,and never give up fighting you can make it this....everyone believe in you and praying for u....best of luck hope you get better.
  • by marquis washington & cortez willis Location: butler al on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    keep fighting bruh do it for your family do it for tha tiger family we love you bruh once a tiger always a tiger we love you shamarkus
  • by Cortez Willis Location: Butler, Ala on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    Keep fighting I love you.......and you will always be my brother we are going to keep on praying for you
  • by Dallas Anglin Location: Butler on Apr 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    come on Shamarkus fight like montrell said you are a tiger tigers fight dont give up
  • by citizen Location: Meridian on Apr 22, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    Is there an update on this young man?
  • by Montrell Turner Location: Butler Al on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM
    Shamarkus I Know You are Going tO make Because You Are A Tiger I Love Yhu Mann I Know Yhu Will Overcome This
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