Bodies of Demopolis High School students who drowned recovered

Updated: Oct. 11, 2019 at 8:41 PM CDT
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DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WSFA) - Officials with the Demopolis Police Department say two students have been recovered from the Tombigbee River.

A dive team from Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue were called to the scene and they recovered the bodies of a male and female student later Friday. They were pronounced dead by the Marengo County Coroner.

Crews had been searching for two people who drowned near the Demopolis City Landing Friday afternoon, according to Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers.

Police say three high school students were out by the river Friday afternoon when all three fell in. One of the students was able to get out of the river, however the other two did not make it to shore.

The victim who was able to get out of the river is a female and she is in stable condition at an area hospital.

According to police, all three students are students at Demopolis High School students. Police say the students went to the city landing after school dismissed early at 11:30 a.m.

The identity of the victims is still unknown.

According to a post on the Demopolis City Schools Facebook page, Friday night’s football game between Demopolis High School and Central Tuscaloosa was cancelled.

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