Marine Patrol searching for missing man following boating accident on Lake Martin

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TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A search for a missing boater is underway following a boating accident on Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Marine Patrol Division is searching for a 24-year-old Colorado man after single vessel boating accident Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the accident happened at around 1:00 p.m. on the water near the Willow Point Golf Course.

Members of ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division, along with Alexander City Fire Department and the Alexander City Rescue Squad are searching for the man, who was a passenger on the vessel.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News on-air and online for new details as they become available.

News release from ALEA following boating accident on Lake Martin:

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division are investigating a single-vessel boating accident on Lake Martin that has left one man missing. The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Tallapoosa County near the Willow Point Golf Course. Searchers with the Alexander City Fire Department and the Alexander City Rescue Squad are currently on scene searching for a 24-year-old Colorado man, who was a passenger in the boat.Nothing further is available as Troopers with ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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