Body found on Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park



UPDATE 11:30 a.m. 

Authorities say the person found dead was a middle-aged man. A kayaker discovered the body. Authorities believe the body had been in the water for more than 24 hours. The cause of death has not been determined.

UPDATE 10:20 a.m. 

A Gulf State Park official says the body was found near the cabin area of the park on the north side of Lake Shelby. Officials are not saying yet whether the person was attacked by an alligator, but an alligator was seen near the body.

ORIGINAL STORY 10:02 a.m. 

A body has been found on the north side of Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park. An alligator is near the body. A fireboat from the Gulf Shores Fire Department is in the water. 

News 5 has a crew on the way and will update as more information becomes available.

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