What was supposed to be a weekend marking the unofficial start of summer became a tragedy with yet another Lake Lanier Margaritaville drowning death. The latest Lake Lanier Margaritaville drowning has left some locals believing the human-constructed body of water is cursed. Shockingly, over 200 people have died since 1994 in swimming and boating accidents at Lake Lanier.
The latest Lake Lanier Margaritaville drowning victim is a 20-year-old man who lost his life while swimming. He has been identified but his name has not yet been released to the public or the press pending notification of his family.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources advised that game wardens responded to the scene in order to assist in locating the drowning victim. The used technology known as side scan sonar in order to locate the remains of the young man. The body itself physically was recovered by the Hall County Fire Department. The body was recovered on Sunday in the midst of the Memorial Day weekend.
Investigation Underway Into the Latest Lake Lanier Margaritaville Drowning Accident
No specific information is yet available regarding how the man drowned while swimming at Lake Lanier Margaritaville. An investigation involving various agencies currently is underway in regard to how the latest drowning victim ended up losing his life at the lake.
History of Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. It has become a popular recreational destination. The lake was created with the initial goals of providing Atlanta and surrounding areas with water and electricity. One of the most visited destinations on the lake is Margaritaville, a resort that offers a wide array of different amenities.
The lake was created by flooding multiple communities. This included cemeteries. Most bodies interred in these cemeteries are said to have been relocated. With that said, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers admits that not all interred remains were relocated before the flooding occurred. This reality coupled with the seemingly high death rate at Lake Lanier has led to stories that angry spirits are grabbing hapless swimmers and dragging them under the water to their deaths.
As an aside, in recent times structures that were left behind when the initial flooding occurred to create the lake are reappearing at the surface. This is the result of a drop in water levels at Lake Lanier.
Your Legal Rights After a Lake Lanier Margaritaville Drowning Accident
If you’ve lost a loved one in a Lake Lanier Margaritaville drowning accident or similar type of incident, the experienced, compassionate legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can reach us 24 hours a day by calling our Georgia drowning accident lawyer hotline at (678) 855-0000. You can connect with a Lake Lanier drowning death lawyer 365 days of the year at this phone number, including all major holidays.
We can schedule an initial consultation with a Lake Lanier drowning lawyer at our offices, which are located at:
The Doan Law Firm
3340 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
We can also arrange for an initial consultation at your home, at any one of our other offices located from coast to coast across the United States, or at any other location that is comfortable and convenient for you. A virtual appointment with a Lake Lanier Margaritaville drowning lawyer can be scheduled online as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Lake Lanier Margaritaville attorney.
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