At 1:55 p.m. today, a Tuscaloosa search and rescue team became a search and recover team when they found the body of 20-year-old University of Alabama student Charles Edward Jones III in the Black Warrior River.
Tre Jones fell overboard last night on the Bama Belle paddle boat during a Delta Sigma Theta sorority function. Divers had been searching the river since daybreak and found him down river from the boat’s dock.
There is still no word on how he fell off the boat, but officials are still investigating. As of now, the case is being treated as an accidental death
Jones tweeted two pictures from the boat during the party, the last one being around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. Sadly, those will be the last two pictures he ever takes.
Below is video of Alabama students disembarking from the boat and their reactions to Jones’ accident.