Teams find man’s body in Wilson Lake following weekend boating accident

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Teams have found the body of a 62-year-old man missing in Wilson Lake since the weekend.

Sid Elliott (Photo: Family)
Sid Elliott (Photo: Family)

Sid Elliott was on a pontoon boat that collided with a barge around 10:15 p.m. Saturday.  Seven others were on the boat, including 79-year-old Catherine Ekholm, who also died.

Elliott went overboard.  His body was found near a shoreline Tuesday morning.

Several agencies have been searching for Elliott, including the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, Florence Fire Department and Florence Police Department.  The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating further because a commercial vessel was involved.

The other six people on the pontoon boat were hospitalized, but their injuries were not believed to be serious.

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