Re: Boat accident

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Posted by Bruce on June 06, 2003 at 14:37:40:

In Reply to: Boat accident posted by M.P. Johnson on June 06, 2003 at 12:20:14:

(Arley Landing-AP) -- A fishing trip on Smith Lake in Winston County turned tragic early this morning. Alabama Marine Police Sergeant Tommy Cagle says a boat with five teenagers on board struck a bridge pier around 3 am.

One teen, 18-year-old Lawson Murphy, Jr. is still missing. Four other teens are hospitalized. Three suffered minor injuries. A fourth was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with a ruptured spleen, liver and broken ribs.

Sheriff's deputies from Winston and Walker counties, along with the Curry Fire and Rescue Squad and the Smith Lake Task Force are participating in the search. Cagle says the big problem is the boat sank in waters about 200-feet deep. He said when the boat is found by underwater cameras, divers will go down. The boaters ranged in age from 15-to-20.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-06-03 1229EDT

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