USA About: #SundayMorning Publish: 09/19/2021 Edit: 09/19/2021 Author: Gardener
Authorities have not yet revealed the identity of the 40-year-old man, but said his body was recovered around 7:45 a.m. near 26th Avenue east of I-359. The body of a man washed away in the floods of Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon was found on Sunday morning. Authorities have not yet disclosed the 40-year-old man's identity, but said his body was recovered around 7:45 a.m. near 26th Avenue east of I-359, Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman Stephanie Taylor said. The search began shortly after 2 p.m. On Saturday, when police and fire departments responded on Bonita Terrace, a report of an SUV was swept into a drainage ditch west of 14th Avenue, past Fitts Industries and under Greensboro Avenue. A witness told officers he saw the vehicle get stuck in the drainage tunnel where the ditch under Greensboro flows downstream. The Swift Water Rescue Team of the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service responded and searched the area until late Saturday night. The search has been suspended and resumed on Sunday morning. Taylor said police responded to multiple flood calls during Saturday's heavy rainfall, mostly in areas north of 15th Street, on the UA campus, and on the outskirts of the campus. Day-shift patrol officers were held back to handle the high number of calls. Between 12:30 p.m., the police dispatchers received 105 calls. and 6 p.m., all but a few having to do with the flood. For comparison: There were 58 service calls in the same period last Saturday (UA game day) and 71 on Saturday, September 4th. Saturday's calls included requests to assist TFRS with water rescues, road closures and accidents.
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