Search crews find body of 1 in Alabama boat collision

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the body of one of three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol spokesman, Capt. Gary Buchanan, says crews on Saturday pulled the body of 26-year-old Devin Clay Jackson, of Deatsville, from Lake Jordan, north of Montgomery. Also missing in that accident was 17-year-old Travis House, of Marbury. Buchanan says five others were hurt when two 19-foot boats collided.

Buchanan says crews also resumed searching Saturday for a person missing, whose name hasn’t been released, after a boating accident on Smith Lake north of Birmingham.

The accidents happened after dark on July 4 on large reservoirs that are popular destinations for people seeking relief from the summer heat.

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