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Rome man drowns in Alabama

May 28, 2019–9:13 a.m.


A 40-year old Rome man drowned on Memorial Day at DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne.

At around 11:30 Monday morning witnesses reported seeing Joseph Nicholas Cantrell jump from the falls into the water.

When the Cantrell failed to resurface, a recovery operation began in the area

The body was found in the same general area where he had jumped.

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