Boating Death on Pickwick

ALEA reports a boating incident involving a single vessel occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 12, claiming the life of a Mississippi man.

Ricky D. Rodgers, age 63 of Iuka, was fatally injured when the aluminum boat he was operating struck a support column on the Second Creek Bridge. Rodgers was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the crash, was ejected off the boat, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred on Pickwick Lake entering Second Creek near Waterloo in Lauderdale County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.