Officials search for Florence man following boating incident on Wilson Lake

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The search for a missing Shoals man continues on the waters of Wilson Lake.

According to Alabama Marine Police, 28-year old Dallion Long fell into the Tennessee River Sunday evening and never resurfaced.

Friends have been anxiously awaiting news of the search just a short distance away. Shock and overwhelming emotion filled the air Monday afternoon; their buddy is gone.

“I’ve been out here ever since man; trying to do something. I just can’t sit around and do nothing,” stated Chris Jones a friend since childhood.

They have been together since getting the news Sunday night, with every possible scenario running through their minds.

“I have never known him to go out on a boat," said friend Marecus Mosley. “If he would, if he did it would be with us, his main guys. So, it was a shock to me that he was even on a boat.”

Dallion Long is the father to three children. He is described by everyone as a great father. His 6-year-old, still holds out hope.

“I don’t think it has clicked in his mind yet," explained Ladaedra Davis. "Like, he got down last night and said he prayed. He was like 'Mom, I’m praying to God to find my dad.'"

And that is the same prayer these men are saying. Nine guys who call themselves ‘Migos. They have been tight friends since elementary school.

“I just want to find him; get him home and at least have a funeral. At least we get that,” Jones said.

Waiting hurts, but they will be here and together until the end.

The Alabama Marine Police are investigating what led to Dallion Long falling into the water. We are told he did not know how to swim, and was not wearing a lifejacket.

The search continues at what is known as “Darby Slough” on the Lauderdale County side of the river.

Google Map for coordinates 34.820382 by -87.504957.

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