UPDATE: Bridgeport pool closed for summer after man drowns


BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (WHNT) – The Bridgeport city pool is closed for the rest of the summer after a man drowned this weekend.

Brideport’s mayor did not comment on the situation, saying the investigation is not complete. However, he confirmed the pool is now closed for the season.

Bert Winston, Jr. drowned Saturday afternoon while attending a church function at the pool. He was 48 years old.

Winston went in the pool during the afternoon, and it wasn’t until later that people started to notice he was missing. By the time they found him, he had drowned.

Deputies tell WHNT News 19 the investigator and coroner were sent to the Bridgeport area around 5:30 Saturday evening.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen confirmed no foul play was involved. The drowning seemed accidental.


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