The coroner in Cherokee County, Alabama, has identified the man swept away in the Little River Canyon National Preserve in neighboring DeKalb County on Tuesday.
The body recovered Thursday has been identified as that of 19-year-old Cobb County, Georgia, resident Dustin Bryan Arroyo Garcia, Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton said.
Garcia was with a 21-year-old woman, also from Cobb County, who survived the incident, National Park Service spokesman Matt Switzer said Thursday in news release.
Garcia and the woman were swimming in the waters in the pool beneath Little River Falls around 2:15 p.m. CDT on Tuesday when they became caught up in the current. The woman managed to escape, while Garcia did not resurface, Switzer said.
Poor weather conditions and high water levels hampered search efforts earlier in the week, officials said. Garcia's body was recovered about 8:50 a.m. Thursday and turned over the Deaton's office.
Another drowning happened April 3 in the Little River when a 33-year-old Chilton County, Alabama, man vanished while swimming at the preserve, the Times Free Press reported previously.
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