Body of missing boater found on Lay Lake

Hoover man's body found in Lay Lake
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2022 at 9:43 PM CDT
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SHELBY CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Update: The body of the missing boater has been discovered according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, the body of David Etheridge, age 51, was found and identified near the same location where he went missing.

No more information is available at this time as the ALEA Marine Patrol Division continues to investigate. We will provide updates as they are released.

Original story: Authorities with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said they are searching for a missing boater on Lay Lake after a marine incident on September 24.

Authorities say a 2022 Ranger bass boat was found vacant in Spring Creek.

Five agencies are conducting search and rescue operations.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more information.

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