TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8/26): The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has announced that the body of a missing boater was discovered on Lake Martin Friday morning.
Jerry McKinney, 66, of Shelby was declared missing Wednesday after he reportedly departed in a boat on the late from the Wind Creek State Park. It was then believed that McKinney drowned sometime after. His body was located 200 yards from his campsite at the park.
No other information has been released at this time as ALEA and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate.
ORIGINAL (8/25): A person has gone missing after their boat was found unoccupied on Lake Martin Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the person reportedly departed Wind Creek State Park by boat at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday.
By 4 p.m., boaters reported finding a boat on the lake. State Troopers were then called to the area to begin a search of the person.
The search is ongoing through a joint effort with the Alex City Rescue and ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division. The identity of the person who went overboard has not been released.