The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile says an attempt at a human chain left multiple swimmers in distress Saturday near Fort Morgan.
The Coast Guard says it received a 9-1-1 report of a 9-year-old who had been swept out by the current. They say approximately 20 good Samaritans formed a human chain to reach the child, but the chain fell apart.
This resulted in all 20 swimmers being in distress. The Coast Guard says it launched a response boat from Dauphin Island, but in the end all rescues were performed by local responders.Read NBC 15
‘Human chain’ rescue attempt in Fort Morgan falls apart, leaves 20 swimmers in distress