Hixson Man Drowns After Canoe Capsizes On Tennessee River Near Scottsboro

Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Hixson man died near Scottsboro, Ala., when his canoe capsized on Friday evening. He was identified as Gregory Lawson, 51.

A woman who was with him swam to shore.

Authorities are investigating the incident.


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