Chilton County man drowns while swimming in Orange Beach

Chilton County man drowns while swimming in Orange Beach

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Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Orange Beach rescue crews say a 20-year-old Chilton County man died on Wednesday when he got in trouble while swimming near Perdido Pass.

Rescue units got the call after 3 p.m. that a man was swimming with friends, got separated from them and went under water. His body was found on a sandbar.

At the request of his family, his name is not being released.

The drowning happened the day after the beach lifted swimming restrictions that were put in place after an unusual number of shark sightings were reported over the weekend.

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