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Man Drowns at Lake Martin

The ALEA Marine Patrol has confirmed to Alabama News Network that a man has drowned at Lake Martin. Lt. Mark Fuller says a 24-year-old man went under and never resurfaced around 7 o’clock last night. His body was later recovered. Lt. Fuller says this happened in the Eclectic area of Lake Martin just off Kowaliga Bay. Stay with Alabama News…

Update: Body Found in Lake Martin Identified

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says the body found in Lake Martin on Sunday afternoon has now been identified. He says the victim was 34-year-old Anthony Lee Thornton of Tallassee. On  Sunday at about 1:25 P.M., the Sheriff’s Office received a call about an unresponsive person in the lake near a home on North Holiday Drive. Sheriff Abbett says the…

Tallapoosa Sheriff’s Department Conducts Death Investigation on Lake Martin

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a case involving a body that was found on Lake Martin. Investigators and deputies were called to the scene Sunday after the body was discovered. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says there are no further details available at the moment about this case and will update the public with more information Monday…

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…

Boat Catches Fire on Lake Martin

Fire officials in Alexander City responded to a fully engulfed boat fire on Saturday afternoon. The boat fire occurred at the Wind Creek Marina on Lake Martin. According to the Alexander Fire Department, there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.   (Source: Alexander City Fire Department) (Source: Alexander City Fire Department) Categories: Montgomery, News…

Marine Patrol Troopers Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is just a few days away, and for many people that means the unofficial kickoff for summer.  It also means the Marine Patrol is gearing up for another busy lake season. Marine Patrol Troopers say Memorial Day weekend is usually their busiest weekend of the year, and for the first time in almost 10 years Lake Martin…

Art on the Lake Show Draws Thousands to Lake Martin

Thousands of people came out to the annual Art on the Lake art show at Lake Martin. This Memorial Day Weekend was also the weekend of the annual Art on the Lake art show at Lake Martin. This year 64 artists came out to share their talents and sell some of their work, bringing in thousands of customers. The art…

Electricians Warn about Dock Safety

As summertime arrives in Alabama electricians are warning lake-goers to check their docks before they jump in the water. “There’s not really a warning sign,” explained electrician Barry Duck. He says in most cases victims don’t realize the water isn’t safe until it’s too late.  For that reason he’s inspecting more and more docks this time of year. Jimmy Pool…

Veteran In Tallapoosa Gets New Kitchen After Contractor Leaves His Old One Wrecked

U.S. Marine corp veteran Ricky Wyckoff, hired a contractor to remodel his kitchen before he was admitted to the VA clinic for several months. He expected to come home to a brand new kitchen. Instead, he came home to what he calls a huge disappointment. “It was unsatisfactory, it was unacceptable, there was no sink, there was holes in the…