WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is dead after he fell into the water of Smith Lake due to a boating accident, police said Thursday evening.
The man was identified as Neil Lee Monroe, an 80-year-old Brierfield man.
Officials from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the Smith Lake Task Force, and several other agencies aided in a search and recovery effort following the accident.
“Unfortunately,” the sheriff’s office said, “the man did not survive the accident.”
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