Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Four Albany Firefighters were part a South Georgia emergency task force that went to Coffee County over the weekend to try to save a man trapped in a well he was digging.
50 year old Geronimo Delgado was buried in the 15 foot deep hole Saturday morning. Dozens of members of the Georgia Search and Rescue Team were called to help because of their special training in well and trench collapses.
Lt. Ricky Thompson was one of four Albany Firefighters who worked in the 20 hour rescue attempt. "Shoring up the walls of the hole was the biggest thing," said Albany Fire Department Lt. Ricky Thompson. "To try to make it safe for rescuers to try to go in the hole to get him out. But the soil was real sandy and it made it very difficult to achieve that."
The rescue attempt was unsuccessful. Delgado died shortly before rescuers got him out. Lt. Thompson said he hopes the experience the Georgia Search and Rescue Team got will help them save lives in the future.