Casket surfaces after flooding In Marshall County

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Just outside of Guntersville on Georgia Mountain at Mount Carmel Cemetery they are dealing with a casket that has made its way up to the surface.

A man says his uncle was buried back in August. He learned about the situation when he went there to deal with another burial in recent days.

Cemetery officials said the Christmas Day flooding and a spring below prompted the casket to come up to the surface.

Officials said the water table is high and they are in the process of getting a pump so they can pump out the water and reset the casket for burial. Cemetery officials anticipate the work will be complete in the next few days.

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