17-year-old boy dead after swimming accident in Morgan Co.

17-year-old boy dead after swimming accident in Morgan Co.

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The body of a 17-year-old boy has been recovered after a drowning in Morgan County on Old River Road.

The county coroner confirms Antonio Perez Ramirez of Admore was the victim.

Morgan County Sheriff's Office says the teen went under the Whitesburg Bridge and then went under water. A water search began and officials were able to locate his body.

According to the Morgan County coroner, the boy was learning how to swim.

According to the coroner, he was with his family when he jumped in the water and did not come back up.

His body was found by Lacey's Spring's divers after around 30 minutes.

HEMSI, Morgan County Rescue Squad and Lacey's Spring Volunteer Fire Department all responded.

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