Drowning victim's body recovered


Authorities have identified a Colbert County drowning victim.

They said 40-year-old Patrick Irons drowned at Spring Creek Boat Ramp in the Village area around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

His body was recovered from the water around 11:30 p.m. He is believed to have drowned as he was putting his personal watercraft on a trailer.

The victim's son was thought to be with him, but he was later found at the family's home.

Officials said the drowning appears to be accidental.

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