Coosa Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Search crews have found the body of a 25-year-old man who went missing in Lay Lake.
A helicopter spotted the body of James Patton Hill, of Wilsonville, AL, around 8:30 a.m. Monday.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Hill was swimming near Bozo’s Fish Camp, in an area known as Low Water or Blue Springs on Lay Lake, when he was caught in a storm. Officials say high winds pushed Hill’s boat out and while trying to catch up with it, he went under.
The community feared the worst. A family member told WBRC Hill has a wife and children. Family became alarmed when Hill did not return home from the river on-time.
Neighbors say the area where Hill was swimming is usually about four feet deep.