BOATING ACCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIFE OF COKER MAN
Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Lake Patrol, along with Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department and Carrol’s Creek Fire Department responded to a boating accident on Lake Tuscaloosa near the Tierce Patton Bridge Saturday morning around 6: 30 a.m. and found a man deceased.
Authorities say that the victim who appears to have been participating in the Bass Waterworks Bass Tournament was traveling south on Lake Tuscaloosa when he struck a rocky bank, became airborne and struck the underside of the Tierce Patton Bridge and came to rest near the bank.
The victim has been identified as Danny James Pate, 64, of Coker.
The accident remains under investigation.