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West Ala. authorities recover body of missing swimmer

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Search and rescue crews gather to find the missing swimmer. Source: Kelvin Reynolds Search and rescue crews gather to find the missing swimmer. Source: Kelvin Reynolds
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Authorities have recovered the body of a swimmer who disappeared on the Black Warrior River Tuesday.

Hale County EMA Director Russell Weeden says a group of boys went into the river near Moundville but one never resurfaced.

Lt. Kip Hart with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit identifies the victim as Jamal Harris, 14, of Moundville.

He says Harris and some friends were playing in the river inside the Moundville Archealogical Park. It appears that Harris went over a steep drop away from the bank. Hart says his friends tried to save Harris but were unsuccessful and oe of them called 9-1-1.

Hart says there doesn't appear to be any foul play involved and investigators were told Harris could not swim.

Hale and Tuscaloosa county search and rescue personnel recovered Harris' body around 8 p.m.

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