Two people drowned Friday in Demopolis

Source: Chelsea Barton/WVUA-TV
Source: Chelsea Barton/WVUA-TV(WTOK)
Published: Oct. 11, 2019 at 5:10 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Two bodies have been recovered from the riverfront. The identity of the victims was not immediately released.


First responders are at Demopolis City Landing, after two high school students are believed to have drowned.

According to Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue, they along with the Demopolis Fire and Rescue reported to the City Landing after two high school students were reported missing in the area.

Demopolis police Chief Rex Flowers believes the victims are indeed Demopolis High School students. According to Flowers, it is believed that the two drowned because of the amount of time they had been in the water.

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

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