Crews suspend search for the evening at Double Bridges for missing teen in possible drowning

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office suspended its search for the teen who went missing at Double Bridges near Asbury Monday afternoon.

Crews had been out searching in the air with a helicopter in addition to searching on the water.

“We got a 911 call about a possible drowning at Red Mill area,” says Albert Childress with Asbury Volunteer Fire Department.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Asbury Fire, Alder Springs Fire, Alabama State Troopers, Guntersville Rescue Squad, and paramedics with Marshall Medical responded to the scene around noon Monday.

Double Bridges

Double Bridges

Responders say when they got there, two people were sitting on the rocks at the steep drop off and said one of them had tried to help a 17-year-old male who had gone into the water. “But he couldn’t, and said last time he saw him he was floating face down going down the creek,” Childress says, “There’s a lot of turbulence where the two creeks come together.”

Crews searched down stream of where the two creeks run together where the person was last seen. The water is moving quickly throughout the area.

Guntersville Rescue Squad used a boat to search the creek.

The search was stationed at two one lane bridges that span a fast-moving creek, over a steep rocky drop off. That’s where the teen and the two others were when the 17-year-old went missing.

A couple of years ago, two men drowned in the same exact location.

The name of the 17-year-old isn’t released just yet.

Rescuers will resume efforts Tuesday morning.

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