Man drowns after slipping off sea wall in Colbert County

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – A Colbert County man drowned in Bear Creek behind his step father’s home Friday.

It happened on Creekside Drive in the Riverton Rose community. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson identified the drowning victim as Gary Kent, 63.

Investigators say Kent reportedly fell off the sea wall built behind his step father’s home sometime between 5:30 – 6:00 a.m. Kent’s 90-year-old dad tried to to jump in and save him.