Body of missing boater recovered from Bear Creek

Credit: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

(WIAT) — A Fayette man is dead after being displaced from his boat in an incident on Bear Creek Reservoir.

63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp went missing around 4 p.m. on July 10 near a boat launch on Upper Bear Lake near Haleyville.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division recovered Kemp’s body from the water on Thursday. He was pronounced dead around 5:30 a.m.

Troopers are still investigating this incident.

WIAT will continue to bring you updates as more information becomes available.

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