Authorities identify man who drowned in New Hope flood waters

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Coroner has identified a man who drowned Sunday afternoon in the New Hope area.

Coroner Bobby Berryhill said Gary Sloman, 53, of New Hope, died around 2 p.m.

Berryhill said Sloman had left his truck near the flooding to go check on a friend and got caught in the rushing water.

Investigator Jeremy Hughes with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday they received a call about a body found in flood waters.  Deputies responded to CC Ivey Road around 4 p.m.

Berryhill said the death was accidental, there were no signs of foul play.


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