Tragically this weekend saw a fifth drowning victim of the year at Lake Allatoona.
While the other victims were all young and drowned around Red Top Mountain Park, Joel Felix was in his thirties and was boating with family and friends near the Victoria Day Use Area when he decided to go swimming.
Cherokee County sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Baker said “Mr. Felix apparently became fatigued and went under the water and never resurfaced.”
Dive and rescue teams from Cherokee and Forysth counties, as well as from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, searched for Felix over the weekend and into the week without success.