Police recover body from Mobile Bay after hours-long search

Source: WPMI

A man has died after fleeing into the Mobile Bay in a reported attempt to get away from police.

According to the Spanish Fort Police Department, dispatch received a call about a shoplifting incident at Dollar General at Highway 225 around 9 a.m. Police said the man had stoles cigarettes.

Police spotted the man's suspected vehicle at the Causeway and performed a traffic stop.

The man reportedly stopped his vehicle and bailed out of it and ran towards Mobile Bay into the water.

Police, Daphne Police Search and Rescue, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Division assisted in helping to find the man.

After an hours-long search, authorities recovered the body of the man.

Police are still unsure of how long the man was in the water.

No one else was involved in the incident or injured.

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