A local man died in a boating accident on the Ochlockonee River on Monday, October 1st. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the crash took place around 3:30 pm. Authorities say that Aaron Smith was operating a 14-foot boat with two passengers on the river when his boat struck an object submerged in the water. Smith suffered serious injuries. His two passengers, John Walker, and Charles Lanham, called 911 and attempted rescue efforts before emergency personnel arrived. Sadly, Leon County EMS declared Smith deceased upon their arrival.