ALEA Marine Patrol Smith Lake Missing Person Search
CULLMAN COUNTY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division resumed the search of a missing person at 10 a.m. today, July 17, on Smith Lake. ALEA State Troopers in Marine Patrol were contacted Thursday, July 16, concerning Dustin New, 26, of Fultondale, after the vessel he was reportedly operating was located capsized in the Cullman County portion of the lake. ALEA’s Marine Patrol, along with ALEA’s Aviation Unit, have partnered with Logan, Crane Hill and Trimble Volunteer Fire Departments, and Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. Nothing further is available as the search continues.