Missing swimmer in DeKalb County found alive

A swimmer was reported lost at High Falls in DeKalb County on Monday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 2:40 PM
Updated: Sep 1, 2021 5:15 PM

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office reports that a swimmer reported missing at High Falls on Monday has been found alive.

Search crews located the missing swimmer about 1 p.m. Wednesday at High Falls Park near Geraldine.

The swimmer was found on a rock in the river. He was taken DeKalb Ambulance Service with minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the sheriff's office.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Fischer Rescue Squad, High Falls Park Staff, Geraldine Rescue Squad, DeKalb County EMA, Fort Payne Fire, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Powell Fire, Hendrixville Fire, and ALEA participated in the search for the subject.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “This subject is very, very fortunate to have made it out of this situation alive. I’d like to thank our deputies and our search team for not giving up.

“If these guys would have given up, the outcome in this search might have been much different. This is the reason why these guys don’t give up, even if the situation seems hopeless.”

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