Drowning 4-12


According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, on Saturday April 21, 2012, at approximately 3:30 p.m., local law enforcement received a call of a possible drowning near Cedar Bluff.  Officers from CherokeeCounty, Cedar Bluff, the Alabama Marine Police, and the Cherokee County Rescue Squad responded and located the body of 17 year old Joshua Woods of Centre, approximately 20 feet from the pier where he had entered the water.  Woods apparently was unaware of the depth of the water and was unable to swim.  Woods was swimming with friends when the incident occurred.