At approximately 5:21 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, units were dispatched to a call regarding a person in the water near Coosa Landing (200 Lake Street, Gadsden, AL 35903).
Upon arrival, Gadsden Fire Department and Gadsden Police Department immediately began searching the water for any signs of the reported person.
As of 8:30 a.m. today (April 20), the victim has not been found.
Multiple boats with sonar and mapping technology, as well as dragging capabilities, have been utilized in recovery efforts.
Other resources that have been deployed include helicopters, dive teams, drones, search and rescue teams, and more.
Many agencies and organizations have aided in recovery efforts: Gadsden Fire Department, Gadsden Police Department, The Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Gadsden-Etowah County EMA, Rainbow City Fire Department, Southside Fire Department, Hokes Bluff Fire Department, Tidmore Bend Volunteer Fire Department, Ballplay Bend Volunteer Fire Department, Coates Bend Volunteer Fire Department, The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, North Alabama Search Dog Association, Alabama Fish and Game, and Alexander City Resue.
Operations are still ongoing.