Boat crashes into runway at Dauphin Island airport

Mobile County

(From ALEA Marine Patrol)

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) — A boat crashed into the runway at Jeremiah Denton Airport on Dauphin Island Sunday afternoon, manager Bill Meredith confirmed to WKRG News 5.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division reports a boat ran aground at the north end of Mobile Bay at about 3 p.m.

A WKRG News 5 viewer says multiple emergency vehicles were on the scene at about 9 p.m.

Meredith said a small boat crashed into the runway on the northeast side. Three people were on board at the time.

It’s unclear if anyone was injured.

WKRG News 5 has reached out to the Dauphin Island Police Department. They were not able to provide any details.

This is a developing story. Check back when more details become available.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article listed Bill Meredith as the owner of the airport; he is the manager of the county-owned, public-use airport.

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