Search and Rescue Underway in Eutaw, Alabama for Possible Black Warrior River Drowning Victim
One person has been rescued from the Black Warrior River as crews continue a search and recovery mission for an additional person after an incident off Lock 7 Road in Eutaw.
Greene County EMS responded to the initial call at 2:10 p.m. Sunday and dispatched a unit to the Black Warrior River near the A. I. Selden Dam. Upon arrival, EMS personnel were told one person had gone underwater and not yet resurfaced.
"One member of the Greene County EMS crew identified a search grid, entered the waters of the slough, and began a an immediate patterned search for the reported missing person. After searching the area off the main channel, the EMS crew member swam a flotation device to a person stranded on the other side of the waterway, and assisted the individual to safety for possible additional medical evaluation," said acting Greene County EMS Director Zac Bolding in a Sunday statement.
The search continues for the missing person with assistance from the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service's Regional Dive Team. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol Division is also responding to the scene with assistance from Greene County E-911 and an air medic unit.
"At this time the scene is still active, and we request all media and members of the public to avoid the area in order to allow for efficient emergency operations," Bolding said.
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