Mississippi 12-year-old killed in boating accident, two other children injured

Published 7:40 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

A 12-year-old Mississippi girl was killed Friday in a boating accident in Alabama; two others in the boat were injured.

Authorities said the boat, a 19-foot deck boat, had nine people on board, all from Pontotoc County, Mississippi. In addition the girl who was killed a 14-year-old boy and another 12-year-old girl were also injured.

Details about what led to the accident are still under investigation.

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The accident occurred on Smith Lake north of Birmingham near Cullman.

Alabama media report it was the second accident on Smith Lake in as many days.

On July 4 a two-boat accident occurred, injuring five people. One person was missing after that accident and authorities were still searching for the missing person.