Lake Lanier: Child, father rushed to hospital after near drowning

  • Source: Fox 5 Atlanta News
  • Published: 07/12/2019 12:00 AM

A father and his boy were rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a near-drowning incident at Lake Lanier, fire officials said. The father and 10-year-old son were spending the day at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Around 2:50 p.m., Hall County Fire Services said the father noticed his son had not resurfaced and went into the lake to find him. Officials said the father also went underwater. A lifeguard located the boy and started first aid. The father was also located by a lifeguard and pulled from the water. Both were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. The father was listed in critical condition, the boy was later taken to flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in critical condition. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be investigating the incident. Their names have not been released.


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