(Jackson County, AL, August 7, 2021) — A man died in a boating collision on the Tennessee River on Saturday night.
The man was on a 1973 Orlando aluminum fishing boat with two women when the crash happened. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a large commercial towing boat struck the fishing boat at about 8:45 PM. The impact knocked all three fishing boat passengers into the water near the Alabama 117 bridge near Stevenson.
The two female fishing boat passengers were retrieved quickly. The ALEA transported both women for medical treatment, but they did not provide details on their conditions.
However, the man, later identified as James Ray Blair, was not found until hours later. Blair had died in the water; he was 52 years old.
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The ALEA is investigating the collision.