Drowning on Lake Allatoona

DNR Rangers Crump & Stephens on patrol (L-R) -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Sad news to report this Memorial Day weekend.

Rigoberto Lara Hernandez, 34, of Woodstock, GA, drowned in Lake Allatoona, near Galts Ferry on Sunday, May 27, 2012.  Rescuers were notified just before 2 PM that Mr. Hendandez was swimming and was found later floating lifeless.

Alert citizens tried to save Mr. Hernandez on the scene until paramedics arrived, but were not successful in resuscitating the victim.

Our sympathies go to Mr. Hernandez’s family.

DNR Rangers and local authorities are ready to respond to any emergencies, but please practice water safety and be careful.  We don’t want to lose you.