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Alabama beaches see 3 drownings in past week

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Officials say three people have drowned in waters off Alabama beaches in the past week.

Two brothers perished in Gulf Shores last Tuesday after being pulled by strong currents, WKRG-TV reported. The third drowning happened Friday, when a wave knocked down a 19-year-old man in Fort Morgan. Searchers found his body a few hours later.

Tourists to Alabama’s Gulf coast beaches say they’ve noticed the rough waters and are taking precautions. Tyler James of Kentucky said waves Saturday were throwing him “like a ragdoll.”

Another Gulf Shores visitor, Amber Airosa, says she makes sure she never goes into the water alone.

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