Ala. river still active after two drown

Posted by: Alisha Clark

MONGTOMERY, AL. (WSFA) - Although two drowning accidents occurred on Thursday and Friday,  people are still going to the river to swim as if nothing happened.

After two drowning's in less than 24 hours at a popular swimming hole near the Alabama River, the landowner says he's considering closing that particular area to the public.

An average sized crowd packed the shore line on Saturday, and while they looked like they were having a good time, many admit the two drowning's were in the backs of their mind.

Most of the children were outfitted with floats and life vest, and no one really swam to far from the bank. Swimmers say Game Wardens visited the shore throughout the day to monitor the area.

Elmore County sheriff's deputies say they plan on talking to the District Attorney to see what action the city of Prattville can take to close the area.

Authorities tell WSFA they have never experienced anything like this, and the drowning's are not common on this part of the river.

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