GADSDEN, Ala. – A man is dead and a child was taken to the hospital after boating accident Saturday evening.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Marine Patrol troopers on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden responded to the I-759 bridge just before 5:15 p.m.
Upon arriving, troopers discovered an inflatable raft being pulled by a waterborne vessel had collided with a concrete bridge support.
Benjamin Dale Owens, 35, was injured in the accident, later dying from his injuries.
A child was also injured and taken to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.