Apparent Drowning in the Coosa River

A day that began with boating on the Coosa River ends in tragedy for a local family. According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Mostello could not swim and went under. The incident took place on the Coosa River about two miles downstream of Rainbow Landing. Today, Mostello’s dad spoke to TV24 about his loss. Responders were notified about 3:30 Sunday afternoon that a man was boating with friends, went into the water and never resurfaced. Authorities searched through the night and are still looking for Mostello. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office met and completed a briefing with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency which has command and control of the scene. They requested Cherokee County Rescue Squad in consultation with the victim’s father. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is not involved in the recovery process.


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