Multiple agencies searching Mobile Bay for missing motorcycle rider


DAPHNE, Alabama — Multiple agencies are searching for a rider believed to have fallen into Mobile Bay after a crashed motorcycle was discovered early Tuesday morning on Interstate 10.

According to a release issued by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Troopers responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at approximately 3:55 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 10 near exit 35B.

Upon arrival, Troopers discovered the motorcycle, but have been unable to locate its operator, according to the release.

According to reports, an eyewitness told authorities that he saw a motorcycle hit the guard rail on the Bayway Bridge in an area known as Alligator Alley.

Troopers with the Marine Patrol Division are assisting with a search in the Mobile Bay. According to reports, Daphne Search and Rescue, Alabama Troopers, Daphne Police and the Daphne Fire Department are searching using sonar technology, as well as a drone.

Troopers with the ALEA’s Highway and Marine Patrol Divisions continue to investigate.