NEWS 5 EXCLUSIVE: Family remembers man killed in Causeway boating accident

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Friends and family say 60-year old Bobby Daryl Lambert died doing what he loved- fishing out on the water. 

They tell News 5 he practically lived on the water and would’ve fished every day if he could. 

At a small pond on his Wilmer property, Rickie Fleming feeds his fish while trying to cope with an overwhelming loss. “Man, I’m sure going to miss him. You just never know.”

He spent part of his Monday afternoon by the water. It’s a place he spent most of the time bonding with his brother. “Fatten them up, catch them later. I’ll probably bring me a couple beers down here and think about how me and my little brother used to sit down here and catch these little catfish.”

Fleming is missing his best friend, his younger brother Bobby Daryl Lambert. He usually just went by the name ‘Daryl.’

Just eighteen months apart, friends and family always considered them twins. “I’m devastated, you know. Can’t think straight, can’t sleep, can’t eat.”

Lambert passed away Sunday in a boating accident near the Causeway. “It’s the most devastating loss I’ve ever had in my life. We’ve always been around each other, we’ve always lived close to each other. Our whole lives been together.”

Authorities initially claimed the boat’s driver didn’t know the three people on board. That’s something multiple family members of Lambert dispute. 

“Everybody knew Daryl down there. Yea, he knew him,” said Fleming. 

That driver, Steven Angle, is charged with boating under the influence and has been released from jail after posting bond. 

He could face more charges. 

News 5 has reached out to state troopers multiple times to confirm the identity of the woman who also passed away in the accident, but we haven’t heard back. 

In the meantime, Fleming sits by his pond wishing his brother could be by his side. “You always think they’re gonna be there you can just make a phone call or go by there, always have been. Great loss.” 

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