Teens unhurt in boating accident Friday

Published 5:42 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A boat capsized near Demopolis Lock and Dam last Friday night, marking the second accident in that area within a week.

According to DPD Lt. Rex Flowers, two 18-year olds were fishing near the rocks below the dam when the current started pushing their boat into the rocks.

“They were fishing near the rocks and they turned the boat off,” he said. “The strong current pushed the boat up against the rocks, and they couldn’t get the boat started again.”

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Flowers said the current kept pushing them into the rocks until their boat flipped. Neither of the occupants of the boat sustained major injuries. Flowers said they only had minor scratches.

The Demopolis Police Department received the call around 8:19 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

Earlier in the week, a boater went over the dam, where he was stranded on the rocks below the dam for several hours before being rescued.