Huntsville Community Holds Memorial for Drowned Kids

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It’s been a week since the Wiggins’ family car was pushed into Glade Creek when a low water bridge was completely covered in flood waters. 

Over 100 people gathered at the Huntsville High School football stadium today to honor the memories of Krystal and Damien Wiggins. Family members said time has flown by but it hasn’t gotten any easier. 

Christian Stowers, Wiggins Cousin, “It seems like it hasn’t even been a week. It feels like it’s been a few days. It’s so fresh.”

Christian Stowers, cousin of Krystal and Damien Wiggins, says the last week has been one of the toughest of her life. Four-year-old Damien’s body was found on Tuesday, but 18-month-old Krystal Wiggins body was found this afternoon, two days after the official search was called off. Stowers said the love and encouragement from the community has made the situation slightly more bearable. 

“It’s amazing the outpour of volunteers and the people who didn’t even know the family that came out to help us,” said Stowers. 

The family said they hope real positive change comes from this loss of life. 

“We hope that this will spark change. We really need to get these bridges with signs and everything so people know what they are coming up on. There should be signs. There should be guardrails,” said Wiggins. 

In three weeks there will be a memorial squirrel hunt to honor the memories of the kids. All of the proceeds will go directly to the family and whatever is left over will be given to Madison County to purchase search dogs. 

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