Police search for missing dredge worker - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police search for missing dredge worker

Authorities searched an area of McKellar Lake Friday where a dredge worker was reported missing. Authorities searched an area of McKellar Lake Friday where a dredge worker was reported missing.

The Memphis Police Department Harbor Patrol, Shelby County Rescue and units of the U.S. Coast Guard searched the river in the area of McKellar Lake Friday for a missing dredge boat worker.

The worker, who has been identified as 26-year-old Joey Ball of Wynne, Arkansas, was reported missing around 10:00am Friday morning.  The dredge, Wallace McGeorge, is drydocked and was undergoing welding repairs on plant road near Allen Steam Plant when the worker was reported missing by coworkers.

The Memphis Police Department General Assignment Bureau and Missing Person Bureau are investigating the incident. 

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