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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Authorities are investigating after a Hixson, Tennessee, man died while canoing Friday on an Alabama river.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said 51-year-old Gregory Lawson was killed when the canoe capsized.

The accident occurred Friday evening near Scottsboro on the Tennessee River, according to news reports.

A woman with Lawson was able to swim to shore for help.

State authorities said Saturday that the incident remains under investigation.

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