FLORENCE — Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan said no one is giving up in the search for two Florence brothers.

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(2) comments

Gary Kendrick

I don't think that foul play is indicated by the absence of the bodies at this point. With them finding the boat, damaged, and under the water the chances are that it was a tragic mistake on their part either striking a rock or attempting to anchor in the swift water which either capsized their boat, or threw one or both into the swift water. If one went in the other may have tried to save him and also got taken in. Either way the force of the water can easily hold someone under and lodged against rocks on the bottom of the river or there are pieces of rebar and other things that a body can impale itself on and until sonar reveals them they could remain there for a very long time.

I hope, for the sake of the loved ones, that their bodies will surface and be found soon but it's just the nature of the river and swift flowing water that it can hide a body for a long.while.

Laura Hall

With the dogs going back to the same place the brothers has had to have been there. Hope that it is not any foul play to this. It just seems like they vanished in thin air.

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