EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities checking a report of a school book bag that was spotted floating in Lake Eufaula found the body of a 12-year-old boy in the water, police said.
Someone phoned 911 after seeing the book bag near a boat ramp dock about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eufaula police said in a statement. The youth’s body was found about two hours later following a search.
An autopsy was ordered, and Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday on the possible cause of death.
The lake is located on the Alabama-Georgia line.