Man dies after falling into Smith Lake Thursday

Lake Tuscaloosa

An 80-year-old man is dead after he fell overboard near a dock on Smith Lake in Walker County Thursday.

Alabama State Troopers said Neil Lee Monroe of Bierfield fell overboard while the boat’s driver was backing away from a dock and could not make it back to shore.

His body was recovered around 7 p.m. near Smith Lake Dam.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division is investigating the incident.

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