Boat Capsizes on Lake Allatoona


DNR Rangers on patrol ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


Life preservers should be worn by those who want to preserve their own life or the lives of loved ones while boating on Lake Allatoona.

For the second time in two weeks, a boat was swamped by the wake of another vessel and turned over, tossing the occupants into the lake unexpectedly.

The latest incident took place on Saturday, June 1, 2013, near the Hwy 41 Day Use Area boat ramp.

Five people — two adult males and three children — were aboard when it capsized.  We are happy to report that no one perished from this accident.

(One lady boating on Lake Lanier on Saturday was not as fortunate.  The link to that story is below.)

DNR officials say the driver of the boat that capsized with cited for letting a child under 13 to be in a moving vessel without wearing a personal flotation device.  DNR Rangers kindly gave the youth a properly fitting life preserver.

You have to wonder what it will take for people to understand that boating is both fun and life-threatening.  Wear a life preserver, please.

Click Here for Lake Lanier Drowning Story

Click Here for GA DNR Water Safety Information