Bodies of Two Heroes Recovered at Beach in Fort Morgan

FORT MORGAN, Alabama (WKRG) – Sheriff Hoss Mack confirmed two men drowned on Fort Morgan Monday evening while they were attempting to save a child.

The Sheriff says four adults entered the water near the Kiva Dunes Resort to save an 11-year old child who was yelling for help. Two adults were able to rescue the child and make it out of the water safely, but unfortunately the other two drowned, according to the Sheriff.

Corporal Shane Robinson with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office gave his sincerest condolences to the victims families and said, “we consider all four of these subjects to be heroes.”

The body of Steve Wahler, a 47-year old of Owensboro, Kentucky was recovered around 8 p.m. Monday night.  Early Tuesday morning the search continued for Bradley Murphy, a 22-year old of Elberta, Alabama.

22-year old, Bradley Murphy

Around 12:00 p.m. Officials responded to a body that had washed ashore on the beach in front of Kiva Dunes in Fort Morgan.  Family members confirmed the body was that of Bradley Murphy.

The 11-year old boy was rescued unharmed and in good condition.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s