FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities said a Tennessee woman died at an Alabama beach after she and other beach-goers attempted to form a human chain to rescue a child.
Baldwin County Coroner Brian Pierce said 53-year-old Karen Graham, of Collierville, Tennessee, died Saturday after being recovered from the water at Fort Morgan beach.
Coast Guard Sector Mobile said a 9-year-old was reportedly swept out by a current.
The agency said about 20 people attempted to form a human chain to rescue the child but they were swept out further by the waves. A private craft nearby was able to recover everyone.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said another person was also hospitalized.
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