Drowning victim described as brave, free-spirited

Friday, May 27, 2011

The mother of a Cascade High student who drowned Wednesday at Normandy Reservoir says she'll remember his zest for life.

"He was just so brave," Heather Moore of Wartrace said of her son, Alan, 17. "He was free-spirited, a very happy, outgoing person."

Robert Alan Moore had dived off the Barton Springs bridge while swimming with friends. His body was found 90 minutes later by a Coffee County rescue squad dive team, investigators said.

"He tried to stay up and told a friend, 'I can't make it. I don't have the energy.'" Heather Moore said. "Then he just sank."

Alan Moore's swimming companions attemped to save him, Administrative Capt. Frank Watkins of the Coffee County Sheriff's Department said.

A memorial service for Moore will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Walking Horse Hotel in Wartrace, Complete obituary information is on Page 2A.

Those wishing to donate to an account to help the family with expenses may call Joe Peters at the hotel, (931) 212-2602.