Alabama Teen Drowns in Pond

TRINITY, Ala. (AP) - A teenage boy has drowned while swimming
with a friend in a Lawrence County Pond.

Lawrence County officials say 16-year-old John Arlon Willingham
of Sheffield died Friday afternoon. He was a sophomore at East
Lawrence High School and played football.

The Florence Times-Daily newspaper reported Willingham's body
was recovered from a pond behind a Lawrence County home at about 5
p.m. Authorities said Willingham and a friend had been fishing
earlier that day before going swimming in the pond.

East Lawrence football coach Joe McDaniel described Willingham
as a quiet youth and a hard worker. He said he was a wide receiver
on the football team.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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