Warrior, Alabama –
(AP) - Alabama Marine Police say a Jefferson
County man is presumed to have drowned after his canoe capsized in
a branch of the Black Warrior River at Warrior.
Recovery efforts resumed Monday after the flooded waterway
receded to a manageable level.
Authorities said 42-year-old Timothy Sigafoose of Trafford and
his 7-year-old son were putting a canoe in the water when it
overturned Friday night.
19-year-old Derek Creel of Warrior who was called a "good
Samaritan" jumped into the water to save both, but was unable to
hang onto Sigafooose after he lost consciousness.
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