Body recovered after boating accident on Black Warrior River Friday

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A body has been recovered from the Black Warrior River after an early-morning boating accident{}in Hale County, authorities confirmed to ABC 33/40 Friday.

The accident occurred before dawn above Lock 8. It is unknown at this time how many people were aboard the vessel prior to the incident. They were preparing for a fishing tournament Saturday.

Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office Dive Team and Aviation Unit assisted in the search. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue located the victim.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.