Tragic End to Fishing Trip

A fishing trip ends in tragedy in Etowah County. The incident happened Sunday morning at Big Wills Creek in Gadsden. According to investigators, Betty Ann Moon was fishing with two men when she decided to dive in the water above a dam near the old steel plant pump house. One of the men jumped in after Moon when currents carried her over the dam and downstream. The second man called for help and dive crews recovered Moon’s body from the water hours later. They are still searching for the man’s body, but strong currents have hampered those efforts. This is the same area where a rescue squad member drown in 2015 while searching for the body of a kayaker.


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