GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Rescue crews found the body of a 36-year-old man in Lake Guntersville, hours after finding his stepson's body earlier Tuesday.
Police identified the man as David Lenz, and his stepson as 16-year-old Austin Stevens.
They were both in a canoe that overturned Monday afternoon in the Short Creek area, on Highway 227 near the state park."After we got the call we had about an hour point where we could search and then Marshall County EMA joined in on our frequency and was giving us weather updates, and told us when [a storm] was coming up, so we pulled off for about an hour and a half," Guntersville Rescue Squad member Austin Windsor says.
The canoe was holding four people when it capsized. The two others, both teenagers, were rescued on Monday.
Crews searched through Monday night, ending at 10:30, and started again at first light Tuesday. "We started out about seven o'clock this morning and we located the 16-year-old male about 8:30," Windsor says.
Authorities say the four people were out on the middle of the lake when a storm came through and capsized the boat.
Multiple agencies from two counties helped in the search, including the Marine Police.
Officials say no one in the boat was wearing a life jacket.
The search was general to one area of the water, where the canoe capsized. Responders say the area is full of debris. "The tornado a few years ago came through this area and a lot of the debris is right here," Windsor says.
The bottom is also covered heavily in sediment, making the water murky for divers. Search crews used sonar and dragging throughout the day.