20-year-old drowning victim at DeSoto Falls State Park identity released

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Updated: May. 31, 2019 at 11:03 PM CDT
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - The 20-year-old victim who drowned Friday at DeSoto Falls State Park has been identified as Franklin Banks.

Banks was a student at Alabama A&M University.

Banks died at the park Friday evening.

DeSoto Falls State Park superintendent Josh Hughes said a group of college-age people were swimming at the bottom of the falls. Banks went under the water and did not resurface.

This was the second death at DeSoto Falls State Park in one week. A man from Rome, Georgia died after jumping of a cliff into the water on Monday.

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