Lake waters

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources responded to three separate incidents on Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day holiday weekend including a drowning at Margaritaville.

Mark McKinnon, public information officer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that there were two boating incidents that occurred over the weekend. A minor boat collision took place near Margaritaville with no injuries. However, there was another collision that was more serious. That collision was between a ski boat and a kayaker near Three Sisters Island in the main body of the lake. The kayaker sustained serious injuries to a foot.

“On Sunday afternoon, Georgia game wardens responded to the scene of a drowning at Margaritaville on Lake Lanier,” said McKinnon. “A 20-year-old male drowned in the swimming area. He was located by game wardens using side scan sonar and recovered by Hall County Fire.”

The drowning victim’s identity has not been released at this time. It will be released once his next of kin has been notified.

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