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Drowning victim ID’d after recovered from Lake Harding in Lee County

Published: May. 8, 2022 at 2:16 PM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 4:21 PM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - The body of a drowning victim has been recovered from Lake Harding, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday afternoon.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says 30-year-old Jacob Davidson is the man who drowned in Lake Harding Friday after jumping in to save his 6-year-old son.

Harris says the child was wearing a PFD Personal Floating Device (Life Vest). The father was not wearing a life vest.

Harris says that once the father jumped in the water to save his son, their boat floated away because of high winds. They screamed for help and another boater came to help rescue the boy but the father went under.

Several agencies participated in the search efforts throughout the weekend. Officials say search teams using sonar-based instruments pointed divers to the victim’s location.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of the victim, click here to donate.

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