GENEVA, Ala (WDHN) — One person is dead after an apparent accidental drowning at Robert Fowler Park in Geneva.
According to Geneva County Coroner Donny Adkinson, on Wednesday night, 62-year-old Timothy Randall Collins was pronounced dead at the Junction, where the Pea and Choctawhatchee Rivers meet in Geneva in Double Bridges Creek.
Adkinson tells WDHN the cause of death was drowning.
Sheriff Tony Helms says Collins’s family told officials he was traveling from Dothan to hunting land in Wicksburg.
Collins was last seen around midnight when he had been visiting a friend in the Geneva area.
Geneva Police Chief Pepper Mock tells WDHN that Collins’s truck was found in a creek bed at Robert Fowler Park sometime early Wednesday morning.
GPD says that Collins drove over the embankment and was unable to climb out, later drowning in the creek.
After a search utilizing airboats, helicopters, drones, and search dogs, Collins’s body was found in shallow water nearly 200 yards from his truck.
At this time there is no sign of foul play and police believe it was an accidental drowning.
Collins’s body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science Thursday morning.
WDHN is working to get more information. Stay with us for updates.