One dead, two hurt in boating accident near Mobile

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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a deadly boating accident on Dog River in Mobile.

The incident happened Sunday at 7.00 p.m. on Dog River. Investigators says a vessel pulling three people on a tube crossed a boat wake from another boat which caused the tub e to pull to the side of the river where it struck a pier near 2313 Venetia Road.

The three people on the tube attempted to get off of the tube prior to impact; one victim was successful but the other two (a female and a male) struck the pier pilings.

Mobile Fire Rescue responded to the scene and all three were transported to University Hospital. One male suffered a dislocated shoulder, the female suffered a back injury, and the other male suffered life-threatening injuries.

The male with life-threatening injuries was pronounced deceased upon arrival to the hospital. Personal Flotation Devices were used by all three. The vessel was occupied by six other people. This accident is still under investigation.

The victim has been identified as 53-year old Lorenzo Stallworth of Mobile.

This is the 26th boating fatality in Alabama in 2019.