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June 3, 2013

Woman drowns in tubing accident on Lake Lanier

BUFORD — Authorities say a 55-year-old suburban Atlanta woman drowned in Lake Lanier after the tube on which she was riding flipped and she went under the water.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Shoal Creek area of the lake northeast of Atlanta.

DNR spokesman Rick Lavender said three children were riding with the woman on the tube, which was being pulled by a pontoon boat. He said the three children were wearing life vests but the woman was not.

Lavender tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she went to assist the children after the tube flipped and went under in the process.

The Times of Gainesville reports that authorities identified the woman as Becky Wallace of Suwanee.

 

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