Athens man drowns off Alabama's Gulf Coast

Another tragedy along Alabama's gulf coast and this time it involves a north Alabama man.

Posted: Jun 9, 2021 10:34 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2021 12:13 PM

Another tragedy along Alabama's gulf coast and this time it involves a north Alabama man.

The Baldwin County Coroner, Dr. Brian Pierce, said an Athens man was pulled from the water off Fort Morgan.

Dr. Pierce said 62-year-old James Campbell of Athens died of a suspected drowning.

Campbell was pulled from the water around noon Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said life threatening rip currents were high on Wednesday.

This all happened in the same area where a Baldwin County Deputy drowned Sunday while rescuing swimmers in distress.

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