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

Southern Literary Trail

Plans in works at Moreland stops

Carol Chancey is hoping visitors will come to Moreland as part of a passport program promoting sites on the Southern Literary Trail. The tra ... Read More


Old Grizzard museum to become tourist stop

The old commercial building at the north end of Moreland has had many lives – as a bus station, general store and in recent years as t ... Read More


River cleanup nets 471 pounds of trash

Volunteers pulled 471 pounds of trash from the section of the Chattahoochee River that runs in front of Chattahoochee State Park last week d ... Read More


Yard sales remain big part of Labor Day weekend

There may not be a Powers’ Crossroads festival this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of shopping options. On F ... Read More


Newnan receives GFOA award 25th year in row

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded Newnan its distinguished budget presentation award f ... Read More

Mom and daughter get first look at Hall of Fame

Kim Coggin of Newnan recently wrote a 250-word essay on her passion for college football and submitted it for a contest. She wrote the essay ... Read More