Police in Alabama identified the body of 34-year-old Joshua Kimbrough of Bowling Green and people here lost a loved one and a friend.
Kimbrough leaves behind a wife and two boys.
"He was always s really nice guy. They always seemed happy. She had even spoken to me that the past few days just before this accident were just the very best," said family friend Shari Scott.
Kimbrough is believed to have drowned near Fort Morgan in Alabama. His body washed up on shore on Monday.
Scott is a longtime friend of Kimbrough's wife Amanda and she said it's been a difficult time, but she's thankful for everyone's support.
"She's really distraught right now and worried about the future, but she's just been amazed and the outpouring of love, the concern for her family and all the prayers that people have offered her, all the comments on facebook. She's kind of nervous about the next few days. So, she still needs a lot of prayer," said Scott.
Almost two years ago, we recognized Kimbrough's son Lucas as a Hometown Hero, who helped save his dad from drowning in a pool.
"I saved dad," Lucas said in August of 2011.
A feat nothing short of heroic.
Now, as everyone deals with the difficult loss friends have stepped up to help.
"We just set up a memorial fund this morning at PNC Bank on Scottsville Road. It's just called the Joshua Kimbrough memorial fun," said Scott.
Kimbrough's wife Amanda said the funeral will be at JC Kirby on Broadway, but a date is not set yet.
The city of Gulf Shores has re-opened all of their beaches under a yellow flag warning, meaning swimmers should use extreme caution.
The beaches were closed yesterday after four men drowned within 24 hours.