Cole had love for water

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 23, 2008

The Selma Times Journal

Shana Cole loved the Alabama River.

Friends could not believe Sunday that the river she loved so dearly claimed the 41-year-old tugboat captain’s life.

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Cole&8217;s passion for the river went beyond recreational purposes. It actually became part of her job for some time.

She worked as a tugboat captain after Hurricane Katrina.

People say Cole was a fixture on the river. Her Tanglewood Rive home sat near the water right at Little Miami, where rescue workers tried to resuscitate her Sunday afternoon.

Even as a child, Cole spent a lot of times on the banks of the river near little Miami with her father, Billy Busby, and family. The water seemed to energize Cole.

Many will miss her.