3 people drown at Lake Lanier over weekend

by AP

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities report three people drowned at Lake Lanier over the weekend.

Hall County Fire Services said one death occurred Sunday as a man attempted to walk across a sandbar to an island.

Fire officials said the man apparently fell into deeper water and did not resurface. His body was later recovered.

Separately, a 15-year-old teenager and his 51-year-old father also died. Witnesses told authorities that the teenager went into the water to retrieve a ball and became distressed. The father went into the water to help the child, but he did not resurface.

The body of the father and son were discovered Sunday afternoon.



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