67-year-old man found dead at Smith Lake boat launch

67-year-old man found dead at Smith Lake boat launch
(Source: Raycom Media)

WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Walker County coroner confirms a dead body was discovered a Smith Lake boat launch on Saturday.

The coroner identified the man as 67-year-old Wendell Aaron.

Aaron was found around dusk. A witness says he found Aaron near a boat and truck at the launch near noon. The coroner believes Aaron was loading his boat when he ended up in the water.

Aaron was transported to Walker Baptist, where he was pronounced dead. The coroner said the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to hypothermia.

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