FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Two boaters are missing and at least one other was rushed to the hospital after two boats collided on Lake Lanier Wednesday, authorities said.
Officials said they received a 911 call around 4:55 p.m. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said a Bass-type fishing boat and a 23-foot cabin cruiser crashed on the water.
The two boaters on the fishing boat were missing after the crash. The three boaters on the cruiser suffered various injuries. At least one was taken to North Fulton County Medical Center.
DNR, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Hall County Dive Team, and the Army Corp of Engineers assisted in the search Wednesday. That search was called off because of the dark but will resume Thursday morning along with aviation support.
Officials said the water around the crash was 35 to 80 feet deep with heavy vegetation and trees on the bottom.
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Just seen a post on the Lanier boaters page, they are still searching with Choppers and drones. Sad situation and makes you really curious what caused it. the pictures I seen the bass boat looked like it got ran over by the bow rider. THe engine was missing and it was all chewed up on top.
FISHING: A jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end.
They recovered one of the unfortunate fishermen late yesterday afternoon but the search was called off early due to the impending storms coming into the area. The search for the other fisherman is supposed to resume this morning.
I do hope they eventually release the details on how this collision occurred.
I also wonder if the two men who lost their lives would still be alive if they had been wearing life jackets?
When out on the lake it is very rare I ever see anyone in a power boat wearing one.
It's a sad situation.
Be careful out there, people! The summer crowds are just around the corner.