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Developing News| Man’s Body Recovered From Lake Guntersville / UPDATED

Investigators have been combing the waters of Lake Guntersville since Monday afternoon. (Source: WAFF)
Investigators have been combing the waters of Lake Guntersville since Monday afternoon. (Source: WAFF)

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Officials searching the waters of Lake Guntersville Tuesday confirmed they have recovered the body of the second person lost after a canoe capsized Monday.

Crews have been combing the waters since the canoe carrying 4 people capsized after a Monday afternoon storm.

Investigators located the body of a 16-year-old boy earlier Tuesday morning.

A family including the man, the 16-year-old, and two other teens, went overboard as a storm blew in around 2 p.m. Monday. Rescuers were able to save a 15-year-old girl, found on the banks of the lake, and a 17-year-old boy, who was found along a walking trail.

Fire officials said there were no life preservers on the canoe.

Six agencies assisted the Guntersville Fire Department in Monday’s search; the Guntersville Rescue Squad has since been leading the recovery effort.

UPDATE

Guntersville authorities have now released the names of the two drowning victims who lost their lives in the wake of a strong storm front which moved through that area early Monday afternoon.

A thunderstorm resulted in a canoe with four occupants overturning around 2:00pm.

Rescuers found a 15 year old girl on the banks of the lake, and a 17 year old male was found along a nearby walking trail.

The body of Austin Stevens was recovered Tuesday morning, while the body of David Brian Lenz being found later that same day; authorities stated that none of those in the canoe had been wearing a life vest when the tragedy occurred.

(WAFF TV48/www.waff.com)

 

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Joey Weaver

Joey Weaver has worked for WEIS Radio in Centre as the Assistant News Director since 2008 covering news in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia.

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