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.