Teen drowns on Smith Lake


DOUBLE SPRINGS –A day of rest and relaxation turned tragic for a Hartselle family.

Authorities tell the Shoals Insider, a swimming incident on Lewis Smith Lake Saturday, April 16 has claimed the life of a Hartselle teen.

According to police, Carmen Elizabeth Johnson, 15, drowned while swimming with family off a boat dock at a residence near Double Springs in Winston County.

Johnson was pulled from the water by divers at approximately 2:45 pm and pronounced dead.

ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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