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Law school women were likely electrocuted

The Crimson White

Date: 4/20/2017 1:25:00 AM

Preliminary autopsies of two women from The University of Alabama Law School who were found in Lake Tuscaloosa over the weekend suggest that electrocution was the cause of death. Shelly Darling, 34, a staff attorney for the elder law clinic, and Whipple

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'Silent killer': Two more swimmers die from electrocution in lake

7 News Yahoo

Date: 4/19/2017 5:01:00 PM

Lawyers Shelly Darling, 34, and Elizabeth Whipple, 41, are suspected to have died of electrocution after their bodies were found in Lake Tuscaloosa on Saturday. It follows the death of 15-year-old Carmen Johnson a year ago, who also died from electric

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Deputy jolted by electricity while retrieving women's bodies from Lake Tuscaloosa

Dothan First

Date: 4/19/2017 4:50:00 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Investigators are looking into the possibility that electricity may have played a role in the drowning death of two women last week. According to Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide, investigators are looking into electric shock drowning

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Parents warn about electric shock drowning after 15-year-old girl's tragic death

CBS News

Date: 4/19/2017 2:29:00 PM

The two women, 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple, went missing after sunbathing on Lake Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon. Their bodies were retrieved from the lake early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsies for the two victims show

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Police: Women found dead in Lake Tuscaloosa may have been electrocuted

Date: 4/17/2017 5:09:00 PM

Police say two women found dead in a lake in Alabama may have been electrocuted. Authorities held a news conference Monday to discuss the deaths of 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple. They were found dead early Saturday in Lake

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Length: 177 Miles
• Surface Area: 5,885 Acres
• Volume: 325,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 416 Square Miles
• Length: 15 Miles
Located five miles north of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport in west central Alabama, Lake Tuscaloosa is a 5,885-acre water supply reservoir with 177 miles of shoreline. The tailwater area (North River) drains into the Black Warrior River basin and is a popular recreational area to many anglers. When the reservoir was impounded by the City of Tuscaloosa in 1971, little material was left behind to serve as fish habitat. Consequently, biologists suspected that the lake would be clear and infertile with relatively low fish production. This has proved to be the case, and water visibilities near the dam often exceed 20 feet. Upper reaches of the lake near Binion and Turkey Creeks are more fertile, have lower water visibilities, and are generally better areas to fish.

Lake Tuscaloosa was constructed to supply domestic and industrial water for the City of Tuscaloosa. However, the lake has become very popular for various types of recreation including boating, swimming and fishing. There are public and private boat ramps located on the lake, as well as several private marinas. Public launches are located at Binion Creek (State), Rock Quarry and Sharps Landing (Municipal). Detailed maps of Lake Tuscaloosa are available at local marinas and sporting goods stores.

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