From The Tribune staff reports
WALKER COUNTY — The body of Neil Lee Monroe, 80, was recovered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, after a single-vessel boating incident.
According to Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division, Monroe fell overboard when Elaine Peters Monroe, 73, of Brierfield, was backing away from a dock and could not swim to shore. The incident occurred near the area of Smith Lake Dam in Walker County.
Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division have no further evidence available and are continuing to investigate the accident.