Update: Teams Find Body of Missing UA Student Along Warrior River


Allysa Huffstutler, 19, went missing Wednesday on the Warrior River in Blount County. Her body was found Friday morning. (Photos: ABC33/40)

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. – Teams have found the body of a 19-year-old girl along the Warrior River in Blount County.

Blount County EMA Director Max Armstrong said Allysa Huffstutler’s body was found about a mile downstream from where she went missing on Wednesday afternoon.  Armstrong said a helicopter team saw her.

She was rafting with some friends, but lost her raft near a rough section of the river.  Law enforcement agencies, dive teams and friends and volunteers have been looking for her since then.

Teams focused their effort near a rough section of the Locust Fork River, part of the larger Warrior River, near Cleveland.

The section where Huffstutler went under is where water rushes under a large rock, creating Class 2/3 whitewater.  It is a popular section for rafters and kayakers.

Huffstutler lived in Blountsville and attended the University of Alabama.  Here is more of WHNT News 19’s coverage of the search.

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