Man drowns in Little Cahaba River Sunday afternoon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Authorities in Birmingham are on the scene of a drowning off of Sicard Hollow Road and Blue Lake Drive.

The body is submerged and first responders are awaiting a coroner to arrive on the scene before pulling the body out.

A witness says a man flagged him down and told him to call 911 a few minutes after 12 p.m.

He says two men were wading in the river fly fishing and one man stepped in a hole and became stuck.

The witness says he went into the water to try to save the man but the water was so cold it “took the breath out of him.”

CBS42 has a crew on the scene and will update with more information as it becomes available.

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