Teenager’s body found after rescuers search Little River Canyon

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. - Authorities have confirmed a drowning at Little River Canyon National Preserve.  The drowning happened at 1:45 p.m. Friday.

According to the National Park Service, an 18 year-old male from Adairsville, Georgia was swimming with friends when the incident occurred. Bystanders called 911.  The Fischer Rescue Squad and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers recovered the body an hour later.

The Dekalb County Daily News has video of first responders heading to the scene.

This is the second death at Little River Canyon in the last week.  A 57-year-old man from Rome, Georgia fell over the falls after climbing over a railing at an overlook on Tuesday.