Two brothers drown in Orange Beach

By Crystal Cole
Posted 8/12/17

The bodies of two brothers visiting Orange Beach from Louisiana were recovered this morning, according to the Orange Beach Police Department.

19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua …

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Two brothers drown in Orange Beach

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The bodies of two brothers visiting Orange Beach from Louisiana were recovered this morning, according to the Orange Beach Police Department.

19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua Spencer of Baton Rouge were last seen in the Gulf near the 27000 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard.

“We got the call around 7:15 yesterday evening,” Lt. Steve Brown with the OBPD said. “At that point, they had only been in town a short time. People had seen them in the water and they had gone under. We worked as long as we could but had to stop our visual searching at 12:30 a.m.”

Brown said Joshua’s body was found early Saturday morning.

“We made the first recovery around six this morning,” Lt. Steve Brown with the OBPD said. “It was a visual recovery, just west of the jetty.”

Brown said they found Steward’s body a few hours later.

“We made the second recovery an hour and a half to two hours after that,” Brown said.

Brown said the OBPD had support from the Coast Guard, ALEA, Daphne Search and Rescue and the OB Fire Department in the search for the missing children.