20-Year Old Drowns In Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office reports a 20-year old Jasper man drowned Saturday

evening while zip lining at the Backwoods Beach on County Road 4096, near Trout Creek.

Davonte “DJ” Jones landed in deep water and didn’t know how to swim. Efforts by his

friends to save him failed. Game wardens recovered Jones’ body about three hours later.  


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