September 20, 2020–4:56 p.m.
A DeKalb County, Alabama man drowned after falling into the water while fishing at the Weiss Dam on Saturday.
Cherokee County, Alabama Coroner Jeremy Deaton identified the man as 49-year old Gary Wayne Houston of Fyffe.
Deaton said Houston was fishing and dropped his pole into the water and while attempting to reel in a catch; he jumped in to retrieve his fishing rod and never resurfaced.
His body was later recovered.