Investigation launched after body of man found floating in Alabama lake

Published 6:04 am Saturday, November 27, 2021

Officials have launched an investigation after the body of an Alabama man was found floating near the shoreline of a South Alabama lake.

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body recovered from Gantt Lake.

According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, the body of David Lee Brooks of Andalusia was recovered and has been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensics for further investigation into the cause of death.

Area law enforcement officials responded to an area on Gantt Lake Wednesday morning, Nov. 24, where hunters discovered the body afloat in the water next to the shoreline. The body was found near Simms Bridge at the northern end of the lake.

The Opp Fire Department and Advanced EMS assisted at the scene.

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said an investigation is underway and ongoing.