Report: 2 Baton Rouge brothers drown off Alabama coast - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Report: 2 Baton Rouge brothers drown off Alabama coast

Steward Spencer III, 19, and Joshua Spencer, 12, both of Baton Rouge (Source: WKRG/Jason Spencer) Steward Spencer III, 19, and Joshua Spencer, 12, both of Baton Rouge (Source: WKRG/Jason Spencer)
ORANGE BEACH, AL -

The bodies of a missing 19-year-old and 12-year-old from Baton Rouge were recovered from the Gulf of Mexico after a supposed drowning, according to a report from WKRG

Authorities with Orange Beach Police say the body of the 12-year-old was found around 6:40 a.m. on Sat. and the body of his 19-year-old brother was found shortly after.

The older brother was identified by family members as Steward Spencer III, the younger as Joshua Spencer, according to the report. 

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System released a statement following the deaths of the two brothers, one of whom was a student at an area school. 

East Baton Rouge Parish School System officials were saddened to learn of the recent loss of Scotlandville Middle Student Athlete Joshua Spencer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends as they grieve during this tragedy. As a school district, we will work to provide support for the students and faculty of the school by providing counseling and support through this difficult period. School guidance counselors, I CARE specialists, and other support staff will be on campus Monday morning.

The search began late Friday evening after the pair went missing from a location a resort on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. The search was suspended overnight but ended early Saturday morning when the bodies were recovered from the Gulf of Mexico, according to posts from the Orange Beach Police Department. 

For the full report from WKRG, click here. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ranking the Saints: #2 Alvin Kamara

    Ranking the Saints: #2 Alvin Kamara

    Alvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAlvin Kamara won offensive rookie of the year. Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Alvin Kamara did it all last season for Sean Payton's offense, and that's why he's No. 2 on our ranking the Saints countdown. Kamara burst onto the scene, mesmerized saints fans, and the entire NFL with his unique running style. His stat line, amazing: 728 yards rushing, averaged over six yards per carry, with  eight touchdowns. He also added 81 catches with five touchdowns. All the while playing just 45 percent of the Saints offensive snaps. Kamara ran away with the NFL's Off...

    more>>

    Alvin Kamara did it all last season for Sean Payton's offense, and that's why he's No. 2 on our ranking the Saints countdown. Kamara burst onto the scene, mesmerized saints fans, and the entire NFL with his unique running style. His stat line, amazing: 728 yards rushing, averaged over six yards per carry, with  eight touchdowns. He also added 81 catches with five touchdowns. All the while playing just 45 percent of the Saints offensive snaps. Kamara ran away with the NFL's Off...

    more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: #1 Drew Brees

    Ranking the Saints: #1 Drew Brees

    Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
    Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Drew Brees is ready to make a run at another Super Bowl with the Saints. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
    As if there was any doubt who our No. 1 player on the countdown would be. Drew Brees may be 39, but he's still the straw that stirs the drink for the New Orleans Saints. The best to ever don the Black and Gold, signed a two-year contract this offseason with the club. Extending his career just a couple of more seasons. 2018 could be historic year for Brees. He sits just 1,495 yards away from passing Peyton Manning on the NFL all-time leading passer list. The team he leads, is also a...more>>
    As if there was any doubt who our No. 1 player on the countdown would be. Drew Brees may be 39, but he's still the straw that stirs the drink for the New Orleans Saints. The best to ever don the Black and Gold, signed a two-year contract this offseason with the club. Extending his career just a couple of more seasons. 2018 could be historic year for Brees. He sits just 1,495 yards away from passing Peyton Manning on the NFL all-time leading passer list. The team he leads, is also a...more>>
  • Missing boy from Little Woods found in good condition

    Missing boy from Little Woods found in good condition

    Xavier Gray was last seen by his grandmother Friday night. Source: FOX 8Xavier Gray was last seen by his grandmother Friday night. Source: FOX 8

    The New Orleans Police Department says a boy that was reported missing from Little Woods Saturday has been found.

    more>>

    The New Orleans Police Department says a boy that was reported missing from Little Woods Saturday has been found.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly