Georgia man drowns today swimming at Desoto Falls


FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) – A 23 year old Georgia man drowned Thursday morning in the Little River Canyon on Lookout Mountain.

He was swimming with friend at Little Falls around 11 AM.

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Bystanders called 911, but it took rescuers about 30 minutes to locate him at the bottom of the falls.

The victim was from Lithia Springs, Georgia.

The Falls are a popular swimming area because of their easy access from Highway 35, which is south on Mentone and north of Lake Weiss.

Fort Payne, AL