SMITH LAKE — A boating accident claimed the life of a 12-year-old Vinemont boy who was tubing on Smith Lake on Saturday.

ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers said Christian Hart was killed when he was hit by a boat near the Goat Island area of the lake about 6:20 p.m.

Troopers said a boat was pulling Hart and two other juveniles on tubes when the accident occurred. Troopers said it was a single vessel crash.

They said an investigation is continuing. Nothing further is available at this time, troopers said.

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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