Four Boating, Drowning Fatalities Occur in Alabama During Independence Day Weekend
ALABAMA – According to an online news report posted at al.com, four fatalities from boating or drowning occurred in the state of Alabama during the Independence Day holiday weekend. Among the victims were two children, according to the news report. Another person is still missing following a boating accident in the state.*
One of the boating accidents happened late in the night on Smith Lake near Birmingham, Alabama. Two boats somehow collided on the lake, causing injuries to several people. One passenger from a boat involved in the accident is still missing, al.com says. She has been identified as a 26-year-old woman from Troy, Alabama.
Another boating accident happened around the same time as the first on Lake Jordan by Montgomery, Alabama. Al.com reports two boats also collided in this accident, causing injuries to five people and resulting in the tragic deaths of a 26-year-old man from Deatsville, Alabama, and a 17-year-old male from Marbury, Alabama.
A third boating accident then occurred on Smith Lake involving nine people from Mississippi. Al.com reports that a 12-year-old girl tragically died in this accident, and two other children, ages 14 and 12, were injured. It is not clear if more than one boat was involved in this accident.
Al.com further reports that at a public pool during the holiday weekend, a 5-year-old girl tragically died by drowning. This occurred at the Memorial Park Natatorium in Jasper, Alabama.
All of the above accidents are still under investigation by Alabama authorities. No additional details about the accidents were included in the report from al.com.
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