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Man drowns at Weiss Dam

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.