From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WINSTON COUNTY –A swimming outing ended in tragedy for an Alabama family at Smith Lake on Monday.
A swimming incident at 2:45 p.m. in the Rock Creek area of Lewis Smith Lake today has claimed the life of a Crane Hill man.
Kenneth Claude Sampsell, 62, 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.
Nothing further is available as Troopers from ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.