Missing Boater-Update

Robert Kempt, 63, Fayette, who was reported missing on Bear Creek Lake Monday, July 10, around 3:30 p.m. is still being searched for. The search began after an empty boat was reported circling in the water near the bridge next to the Twin Forks boat ramp. Reportedly, a truck and boat trailer were on the ramp apparently ready to take the boat out of the water.

Bear Creek Fire requested help in the search from Haleyville Rescue on. Search crews were on the scene until almost midnight Monday. More search teams from Winfield, Hamilton, Franklin and Colbert Counties came to assist on Tuesday. State divers and boats with sonar have been searching but as of Thursday afternoon, he had not been found.