JACKSON COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (Mariane Division) Responded to a call on July 7 of a missing person in the waters of Lake Guntersville:
“A marine-related incident that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Friday, July 7, has resulted in the search for an Albertville man. Jeffrey S. Abston, 65, exited a pontoon boat to assist in the retrieval of a dog but never resurfaced. Abston went into the water on Lake Guntersville in the South Sauty area near Robert Davis Road in Jackson County. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division responded and are currently working with local agencies in the search and recovery effort.
The following agencies are currently assisting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Rescue Squad, Cherokee County Rescue Squad, Langston Fire Department, Scottsboro Search and Rescue, along with the Guntersville Rescue Squad. Troopers with ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.”
Sergeant Jeremy J. Burkett/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency