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Man Killed in Boating Accident in Morgan County, Alabama

February 15, 2019

MORGAN COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news report published at, a man was killed in a boating accident in Morgan County, Alabama. The man has not been identified, and no information about the circumstances of the boat accident have been reported at this time.*

The incident occurred sometime on February 2 on the Tennessee River in Morgan County. The Morgan County Rescue Squad responded to a call about a boating accident on the river at about 2 p.m. that day. They discovered an abandoned boat on the river near the railroad bridge, and they launched a boat to travel out to it in the water.

On their way to the boat, at the area of Ingalls Harbor, the squad members spotted a body floating in the water. The squad recovered the body, which will be transported to the Alabama Forensics Department for an autopsy. The body was of an adult male. His identity is not known, nor is the cause of death.

The Morgan County Rescue Squad also recovered the unattended boat and secured it for additional investigation, which will be conducted by the Alabama Marine Police, the Morgan County Coroner’s Office, and the Decatur Police Department. Decatur Fire Rescue also responded to the scene.

No information has been reported at this time regarding the cause of the boating accident or the nature of the accident. It is not clear if the boat crashed or if something else occurred. Reports did not say whether anyone besides the victim might have been on the boat.  

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