A Guntersville man has died after reportedly falling from a boat dock at Riverbend Marina Thursday night.

According to Guntersville Police Lt. Mike Turner, witnesses reported seeing Travis E. Heaton fall from the dock at Riverbend Marina at approximately 10:26 p.m.

Guntersville Police and the Guntersville Fire Department responded to the scene.

Heaton’s body was recovered about 20 minutes later and pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall Medical Centers personnel.

The marina is located  off of Alabama 79/Scottsboro Highway in the Henryville area.

Turner said  he believed Heaton struck his head after falling off of the dock and drowned.

The incident has been characterizes as “a tragic accident,” and no foul play is suspected, he said. 

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