Well known fisherman in Tuscaloosa dies in boating accident

Well known fisherman in Tuscaloosa dies in boating accident

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Alabama Marine Police confirm 64-year-old Danny Pate died in a boating accident on Saturday morning.

Pate was participating in the Bass Waterworks Fishing Tournament on Lake Tuscaloosa.

Officer Freddie Ingram says the incident happened around 6:30 a.m.

Authorities say it appears Pate struck a rocky bank, became airborne and struck the underside of the Tierce Patton Road Bridge.

The bridge remains open at this time.

Ingram says Pate is well known in the fishing community.

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