Divers Search Bay For Missing Man

Divers Search Bay For Missing Man

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Family members are praying for comfort tonight as search crews continue looking for 26-year-old Hubert "B.J." Johnson.

Johnson was fishing with a cousin and his friend on a pier near Fort Morgan late Friday night when he fell into the water and never surfaced.

"This is a very heart wrenching situation and you've just got to lean and depend upon God in situations like this," said his cousin Annie Shoots.

Johnson is a graduate of Foley High School and played on the school's football team.

Search crews were forced to suspend their efforts Friday night due to the weather. They had no luck on Saturday locating Johnson.

Family members tell News 5 the men who were with Johnson Friday night did all they could to save him, even throwing a net into the water for him to latch on to.

Multiple agencies across Baldwin County, including the U.S. Coast Guard, are assisting in this search.

Officials say they'll resume their search first thing on Sunday morning if the weather cooperates.

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