Boating Accident Takes Life Of Iuka Man

by Roger Murphy
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a boating accident in Lauderdale County that has taken the life of one person:

“A marine-related incident occurred involving a single-vessel in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 12, and has claimed the life of a Iuka, MS., man.

Ricky D. Rodgers, 63, was fatally injured when the aluminum fishing vessel he was operating struck a support column on the Second Creek Bridge. Rodgers was not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) at the time of the crash, was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Pickwick Lake entering Second Creek near the Waterloo area in Lauderdale County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.”

Sergeant Jeremy J. Burkett/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

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