Three people drown on Alabama beaches in past week

Published 3:07 pm Sunday, August 22, 2021

Officials say three people have drowned in waters off Alabama beaches in the past week.

Two brothers perished in Gulf Shores last Tuesday after being pulled by strong currents, WKRG-TV reported. The third drowning happened Friday, when a wave knocked down a 19-year-old man in Fort Morgan. Searchers found his body a few hours later.

Tourists to Alabama’s Gulf coast beaches say they’ve noticed the rough waters and are taking precautions. Tyler James of Kentucky said waves Saturday were throwing him “like a ragdoll.”

Another Gulf Shores visitor, Amber Airosa, says she makes sure she never goes into the water alone.