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Father and son drown at Lake Lanier

11:12 AM, Apr 15, 2012   |    comments
Father and son drown in cove near Mountain View park at Lake Lanier
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GAINESVILLE-A 40-year-old father and his 14-year-old son drowned in Lake Lanier at Mountain View Park, off of Browns Bridge road.

Forsyth county Fire Department divers recovered their bodies just after 9 p.m. Saturday night. 

According to Hall county sheriff spokesman,Sergeant Stephen Wilbanks, the preliminary investigation indicates that the 14-year-old was attempting to swim across a cove when he became distressed. The father attempted to come to his aid, both swimmers went under and did not resurface.

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