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Suwanee woman drowns in Lake Lanier

6:43 AM, Jun 3, 2013   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A family outing on Lake Lanier ended in tragedy Saturday when a large inner tube being pulled by a pontoon boat capsized, spilling a woman and three children into the chilly waters.

The children were all wearing life jackets and were pulled to safety.

The woman, 55-year-old Becky Wallace of Suwanee, was not wearing a life jacket and did not resurface. Her body was recovered later in the Shoal Creek area. 

Wallace's death is the third boating-related fatality on Lake Lanier this year. None of the three victims were wearing life jackets.

The accident remains under investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


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