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1 body recovered, 1 still missing in Lake Jordan boat crash, 1 missing in Smith Lake crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the body of one of three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol spokesman Capt. Gary Buchanan said crews on Saturday pulled the body of 26-year-old Devin Clay Jackson, of Deatsville, from Lake Jordan, north of Montgomery. Also missing in that accident was 17-year-old Travis House, of Marbury. Buchanan said five others were hurt when two 19-foot boats collided.

Buchanan said crews also resumed searching Saturday for a person missing, whose name hasn’t been released, after a boating accident on Smith Lake north of Birmingham.

The accidents happened after dark on July 4 on large reservoirs that are popular destinations for people seeking relief from the summer heat.

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