2 men drown in Alabama River

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two men swimming near a sandbar in the Alabama River have drowned in separate instances.

Ricky Lowery of the Elmore County Sheriff's Office says Steven Ryan Odom of Deatsville drowned around 2:30 p.m. Friday. His body was recovered around three hours later.

The body of 26-year-old Willie Goodson of Autauga County was recovered earlier Friday in the same area. He was last seen in the water on Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses say both men were swimming near a sandbar on the Elmore County side of the river.

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