One Killed in Flash Flooding in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Authorities Recover Missing Man’s Body
One person was killed in Saturday's flash flooding in Tuscaloosa.
The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service reports a body was recovered near I-359 this morning, ending a search and rescue effort that began when a man was swept away after his vehicle became trapped in rising flood water.
Tuscaloosa Police Department Public Information Officer Stephanie Taylor said emergency crews were called to Bonita Terrace at 2:11 p.m. Saturday when a SUV became trapped in a drainage ditch near Greensboro Avenue.
" A witness told officers that he saw the vehicle became stuck in the drainage tunnel where the ditch flows downstream under Greensboro. The occupant disappeared underwater, he said, but did not resurface," Taylor said.
The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service's Swift Water Rescue Team responded and searched for the man for several hours, pausing their efforts after sundown Saturday.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was 40 years old.
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