Scottsboro, Al – According to the ALEA Marine Patrol Division/Northern District – On the evening of Friday, October 18, there was a boating related fatality in the Jackson County area of the Tennessee River. Gregory Lawson, 51 from Hixon, TN, and an adult female were canoeing at approximately 7:00pm in the Scottsboro area. The canoe capsized resulting in the death of Gregory Lawson. The female was uninjured and able to swim to shore for assistance.
No further information is available. The incident is still under investigation.