Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said Monday night that he still hasn’t received autopsy results on Davie Lee Brown Jr.
Brown, 40, of Phenix City apparently drowned July 19 after falling backward from a boat at Country Cottages lake on Sandfort Road.
Sumbry said the believes the cause of death is drowning.
A dive team with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office searched for Brown for several hours.
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Witnesses told authorities a man was out in his boat and talking to residents nearby when he stood up and fell backward in the water. He came up and asked for help before he disappeared in the lake. Residents tried to locate the man in the water before rescue personnel were called.
Cottages surround the lake on three sides and the southwest side is wooded. Residents spilled outside their homes as two divers started a grid search near buoys along a section of the lake.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church at 1 p.m.
Battle & Battle Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.