Winston County man dies on Smith Lake

Special to the Eagle
Posted 7/5/17

A Crane Hill man drowned on Smith Lake Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed.

Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling said Kenneth Claude Sampsell, 62, of Crane Hill, drowned while swimming with family off …

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Winston County man dies on Smith Lake

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A Crane Hill man drowned on Smith Lake Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed.

Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling said Kenneth Claude Sampsell, 62, of Crane Hill, drowned while swimming with family off a boat dock at a residence in Winston County.

Sampsell was pulled from the water immediately afterwards and pronounced dead.

The incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. in the Rock Creek area of Lewis Smith Lake. Nothing further is available as Troopers from ALEA's Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.