Sailboat, 4 people missing on river in north Ala.

By: TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP)
By: TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP)

Rescuers are searching the Tennessee River in north Alabama for four people believed missing after a sailboat got into trouble overnight on the water.

Authorities say someone on a sailboat called the lockmaster at Wilson Dam around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday and reported the boat had capsized after taking on water.

The search began almost immediately, but the Colbert County emergency management agency said rescuers haven't found the sailboat or any people. Winds gusting to 25 mph are hampering the search, and forecasters say storms could move in later in the day.

It's unclear whether authorities know the identities of the people on the missing boat.


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