Teen tied to shopping cart drowns in Georgia lake

by Associated Press

alt

MYLOUPE/UIG VIA GETTY IMAGES

Chance Werner, 18, drowned just hours after his high school graduation.


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Georgia officials say an 18-year-old drowned just hours after graduating high school when he was tied to a shopping cart and pushed into a lake as part of a game with friends.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Melissa Cummings says Chance Werner of Cartersville died at Lake Allatoona about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta. His body was found early Sunday morning in about 30 feet of water and he was still tied to the cart.

She says in the game Saturday night, participants sat in a shopping cart that was tied to a pole.

Others pushed the cart to the end of the dock so that the person sitting in it would be flung into the water. Cummings says the cart was tied to Werner instead of a pole and it pulled him under.



More Local

Dedication ceremony held for renovated Ray Park

The newly renovated Ray Park is officially open, as Newnan city officials held a dedication and grand opening celebration on Thursday. &ldqu ... Read More


Watson out as headmaster of The Heritage School

James P. Watson, headmaster of The Heritage School, is no longer a staff member according to a statement released by the school this morning ... Read More


Two injured in rollover accident

Two teenage girls were injured and transported to the hospital after their vehicle overturned multiple times on Highway 154 Thursday. About ... Read More


Suspicious van harbors harmless investigator

A number of SummerGrove residents recently noticed a suspicious man who was allegedly watching children in their neighborhood from a gray va ... Read More


Downtown cleanup Saturday

Operation Cleanup, a trash pickup project for the back streets of downtown Newnan, will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invit ... Read More

New retail bakery coming to Newnan

Your Chef to Go Inc. will be expanding their catering business to include a retail bakery, as the Newnan City Council approved its rezoning ... Read More