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Man Dies in Boating Accident

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Man Dies in Boating Accident

Authorities have identified a man killed Wednesday night on Laurel Lake. 60-year-old Leonard Lawson was killed after his boat struck a rock and he was thrown into the water.

According to State Police, the accident happened near Grove Marina. Witnesses rushed to Lawson and pulled him from the water, after which he was taken to the the marina. He was pronounced dead by Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley. Lawson had been fishing that night but authorities say he was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the accident.

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