boating safety

ALEA Marine Patrol Preparing for “Massive” Memorial Day

Law enforcement marine patrol officers are preparing for what they say is their busiest holiday of the year: Memorial Day. The holiday is often referred to as the “unofficial” start of summer. And it’s a time when thousands are expected to head to Alabama’s lakes, rivers, and beaches. That includes Lake Martin in Alexander City, where several boating accidents happened…

Activity on Water Increases, ALEA Marine Patrol Reminds of Social Distancing on Water

Brenda Gilbert has been coming to Lake Martin for thirty years. “I think it’s a great way to try to help get through these times, it’s good therapy,” Gilbert said. Gilbert is one of hundreds of boaters who have been on Alabama’s waterways in recent days. And with health order guidelines in effect, Gilbert says she’s doing her part to…