October 11, 2019, 6:59pm
On this evening at approximately 3:14 p.m., Demopolis Police Officers and Demopolis Fire and Rescue responded to the city landing to a call of an accidental drowning. Upon their arrival, there was one female subject visible in the water and she was pulled out with no serious injuries. They were also told that there were other subjects in the water and they attempted to locate them but could not. Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue dive team and the ALEA Marine Police Division were notifed to assist. They recovered two other subjects in the water,a male and another female.They were pronounced dead by the Marengo County Coroner. The three people involved in this tragic accident were determined to be students of the Demopolis High School that went to the city landing after school dismissed early at 11:30am. We would like to ask that everyone please keep the family, friends, students and staff members of the Demopolis City Schools and our community in your prayers.
Chief Rex Flowers