State News

January 18, 2014

Hunters rescued from sinking boat on Lake Lanier

Authorities say two duck hunters were rescued from a sinking boat on Lake Lanier after they fired guns into the air to attract help.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the boat began taking on water Friday evening on the southern part of the lake. Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell says a nearby resident heard gunfire from the men and called 911 before rescuing them in his own boat.

Kimbrell says the hunters’ boat was submerged and they were in the water by the time they were rescued. Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment of hypothermia.

The names of the two hunters were not released.

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