Dozier man found dead in Covington County of apparent drowning

Published 7:25 pm Saturday, July 8, 2023

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A man is dead after a marine-related event in Covington County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Woodrow R. Smith, 79, of Dozier, was recovered from the Conecuh River near Gantt Lake in Covington County. Officials say the incident happened at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Smith was believed to be fishing overnight and was found about 30 yards downstream from his boat without a personal flotation device on.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.