UPDATE: Body recovered, identified in search for missing swimming in Jackson County

Rescue crews in Jackson and DeKalb Counties searched for a swimmer last seen Sunday afternoon near the Matheny’s Bridge off County Road 43.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 8:07 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2021 4:52 PM

4:45 p.m. UPDATE: DeKalb County officials confirm to WAAY 31 that the body of a missing swimmer last seen Sunday afternoon has been recovered.

He has been identified as 49-year-old Donald Craig Stinnett.

Watch WAAY 31 News at 5 and 6 p.m. for updates, and find more here on WAAYTV.com.

From earlier:

According to Rocky Harnen with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, crews are searching for a swimmer last seen Sunday afternoon. 

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sunday afternoon about a swimmer last seen around the Matheny’s Bridge off County Road 43 near the DeKalb County line. 

Harnen said the Jackson County Rescue Squad along with other agencies in Jackson and DeKalb Counties were out looking for the person Sunday night and are continuing the seach Monday morning. 

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