John Grace, 19, was wading across the river with his family when he apparently stepped into a deep spot and disappeared below the surface.
The Molino and Cantonment stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were among those that responded and began a search for the Grace. Molino first responders launched boat from the Pipes Landing on Old Bridge Road. Their efforts to locate the him were unsuccessful.
Grace’s body was recovered by divers from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office just over three hours later.