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15-year-old drowns after fall in Lumpkin County

The DNR has reported three drownings and a fatal accident on the water across the state since the start of the Memorial Day weekend.

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Crews have recovered the body of a teen who drowned in a north Georgia creek on Memorial Day.

According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Mark McKinnon, a 15-year-old boy at Dick's Creek was swimming with family when he slipped on a rock and went under. Lumpkin County Fire ultimately recovered the victim a short time later. He was turned over to the county coroner.

Authorities haven't identified the teen.

Since the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, the DNR has reported three drownings and one fatal accident across the state in waters the state agency patrols.

There have also been 29 cases of boating under the influence, 10 boating incidents, and five reported injuries in that timeframe.

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