Massive search underway for UA student missing in Locust Fork waters

Carol Robinson

BLOUNT COUNTY, Alabama – More than a hundred lawmen, rescue workers and volunteers are searching for a University of Alabama student missing in the Locust Fork of the Warrior River.

Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington said 19-year-old Allysa Huffstutler was with a group of friends floating on inner tubes in the river Wednesday when they hit some rapids and overturned. Everyone made it to safety, he said, except for Huffstutler, who has not been seen since. Huffstutler lives not far from where she disappeared into the water.

He said the accident happened about 4:30 p.m. just past the bridge on Alabama 79. Sheriff’s officials, he said, got the call about 5:26 p.m.

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