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Tragic Incident Unfolds on Lake Eufaula: Wiregrass Man has Drowned

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In a heartbreaking turn of events, Lake Eufaula witnessed a somber incident tonight. At approximately 7:55 P.m., local resident Will Anthony Newman, 65, sadly has drowned after falling overboard near the Cheneyhatchee bridge during a routine fishing expedition.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Marine Division is spearheading the investigation into this unfortunate incident. Multiple agencies collaborated tirelessly in the recovery efforts, including the Eufaula Police and Fire Departments, Game and Fish, Barbour County Sheriff’s Office, and the Houston County Dive Team.

In the wake of this devastating loss, our deepest condolences and prayers extend to Mr. Newman’s family and loved ones.