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Huntsville man killed in boating accident on Lake Wheeler

May 27, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State authorities say a Huntsville man was killed after falling off a personal watercraft.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Troopers said that 56-year-old Jerome Marks was killed Saturday on Lake Wheeler near Talucah Landing.

The Marine Patrol said the accident remains under investigation. Investigators say Marks was not wearing a personal flotation device.

A 12-year-old boy was killed in a separate incident Saturday on Smith Lake.

Investigators said Christian Hart was killed when he was hit by a boat near the Goat Island area of Smith Lake.

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