Boater killed in crash along Lake Harding in Lee County

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UPDATE 09/13/2021 10:01 p.m. – The victim of a head on boating collision has been identified as 58-year-old Walter Mitchell, of Valley, Ala.

The two boats collided in Halawakee Creek off of the Lee County Road 368 point.

The Alabama Marine Patrol division of the ALEA is overseeing the investigation. The Lee County Sheriff’s office and Beulah Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Alcohol is not a factor in the accident. The accident remains under investigation by The Alabama Marine Patrol and the Lee County Coroner.


LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) An early Monday morning boating crash along Lake Harding has claimed the life of an east Alabama man.  

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris tells News 3 around 6AM two boats crashed along Lake Harding. The driver of the smaller boat was killed in the crash, the driver of the other boat survived.

The deceased boater has been identified. His family needs to be notified before his identity is released. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. 

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