Search efforts scaled back for motorcyclist in Mobile Bay

Baldwin County

UPDATE (2:26 p.m.) — Search efforts have scaled back. We’re told volunteers have packed up and left for the day. Daphne Search and Rescue also pulled out. ALEA will continue searching in the coming days during daylight hours.

UPDATE: The motorcycle is a 2002 Honda Shadow. Investigators aren’t saying if the biker is local. The search continues and they will put divers in the water soon.

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Alabama Marine Police confirm they are searching for a motorcyclist in Mobile Bay after an early morning crash on the I-10 Bayway. Rescue crews are also on the water searching near the entrance to the Bayway.

Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday a crash occurred on the bridge involving a motorcycle. A truck driver claimed to have seen the motorcyclist losing control on the Bayway near the Daphne exit. The motorcycle was found on the Bayway, but the motorcyclist has not been located. The truck driver believes he saw the motorcyclist go over the railing into the bay.

The following agencies are involved in the search:

  • North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue 
  • Alabama Marine Police
  • Daphne Search and Rescue
  • Daphne Fire Rescue 

This is a developing story we’ll continue to follow. WKRG News 5’s Blake Brown will have an update today on the search efforts.

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