Authorities want to remind
you to be safe while you're at the lake this summer after three people drowned
in Lake Lanier this weekend. A man fell into deep water and drowned at Lake
Lanier in Hall County Sunday.
In a separate incident a teenager drowned
while swimming to retrieve a ball in the water. His father also drowned while
trying to rescue him.
Crisp County Fire Chief Ray Lunsford says
the most important thing to remember while you're enjoying the water is to be
aware of your surroundings wearing life jackets,
Throw something to reach them Murky
water; the dark waters are very bad. You can't see where you're going,
especially underwater; it gets in your eyes. Not knowing the depth is
Chief Lunsford also says
you should remember to wear a life jacket in deep waters or water vessels.
He advises not to mix
alcohol with swimming and know your limitations when you're tired.