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Boat strikes pier, kills one

Published 1:10pm Saturday, June 29, 2013

By Kevin Taylor, Outlook Staff Writer

One man is dead and a woman is injured as a result of a personal watercraft hitting a dock early Friday morning on Lake Martin.

Alabama Marine Police Capt. Matt Brooks confirmed Henry Adam Harrell, 30, of Center Point died in the accident.

“We received the call at 6:10 a.m. (Friday) and are still on the scene investigating the accident,” Brooks said Friday afternoon.

Brooks said the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The accident occurred on Sturdivant Creek in the Lake Hill Estates area of the lake, which is north of the U.S. Highway 280 bridge off the Tallapoosa River.

The 24-year-old Alexander City woman, who was a passenger on the personal watercraft, was injured and transported to Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, according to Brooks.

Brooks said the accident remains under investigation.

Taylor is copy editor for The Wetumpka Herald.