Ala. authorities find body of boater missing since weekend

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities have recovered the body of a boater missing since a weekend crash on Wilson Lake. reports ( ) Alabama State Trooper Jonathan Appling confirmed that the body of 62-year-old Sid Elliot was found Tuesday morning.

Elliot was among eight boaters thrown into the water Saturday night when their pontoon boat collided with a barge. Also killed was 79-year-old Catherine Ekholm, whose body was recovered shortly after the crash.

The six surviving boaters were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Marine Patrol Division of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Coast Guard are investigating.

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