UGA student charged in Lake Blackshear accident - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

UGA student charged in Lake Blackshear accident

August 26, 2003

A University of Georgia student is now charged with homocide by vessell in last Thursday night's fatal boat crash on Lake Blackshear.

Two more warrants were taken out today aganist 20-year-old Robert Martyn Cannon, a junior at UGA. He is charged with reckless operation of a vessell and operating a vessell within one hundred feet of an object above idle speed.

Cannon crashed his family's ski boat into a train trestle on Lake Blackshear. His UGA fraternity brother, Tommy O'Rourke of Alpharetta, was killed. 

A memorial service was held Tuesday for O'Rourke. Cannon said O'Rourke, who was his Chi Phi fraternity brother, was one of his best friends.

Posted at 6:00 pm. by melissa.kill@walb.com