Boaters find unoccupied boat on Alabama lake, search underway for missing person

Published 11:45 am Thursday, August 25, 2022

A search was underway for a person who went missing Wednesday while boating on an Alabama lake, state officials said Thursday.

The person reportedly departed on a boat from the Wind Creek State Park on Lake Martin at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Two hours later other boaters spotted an unoccupied boat near the park.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division along with park rangers and the Alexander City Rescue began searching for the missing boater.