Florence man drowns in Baldwin County

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says 19-year-old William Seamus Daugherty drowned Friday in the waters off Fort Morgan.

Daugherty was from Florence, Ala., and known on the beach as Shamus. Several agencies were searching Friday afternoon before his body was recovered late Friday night.

Seamus was last seen in the waters near Dune Drive.

The location of Friday’s incident is near where Baldwin County Deputy Bill Smith drowned while responding to a swimmer in distress call in June.

Around the same time Smith died, an Athens man also drowned in the area.

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