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Authorities identify woman killed, man injured in boat wreck
Investigation of incident on Lake Lanier continuing
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Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Lee Brown speaks about the Sunday night boating incident that killed a woman and injured a man during a Monday afternoon press conference at Mountain View Park.

Authorities released the identities involved in a boating incident that killed a Buford woman and injured a man Sunday night off Ga. 369 in the Chestatee Bay area of Lake Lanier.

The accident involved Young Tae Shim, 34, and So Yang Kim, 29, both of Buford. Georgia Department of Natural Resources received a call around 9:20 p.m. Sunday regarding the two Buford residents’ rental boat that had run aground and capsized.


“Upon arrival, they found a Monterrey boat upside down on a rock outcropping on the Hall County side of the channel,” said DNR public information officer Mark McKinnon in a statement.


Kim was pronounced dead at the scene. Shim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was treated and released.


“She was in the boat once it capsized and turned upside down,” DNR Sgt. Lee Brown said. Shim and Kim are believed to be married, Brown said


“The male was hollering for help. Some passer-by boats heard the screams and came over and helped,” Brown said.


The DNR Critical Incident Reconstruction Team was stationed Monday around the boat, with two other boats in place to keep the public away from the scene.

“The boat is still in the place where it rested after the incident, and so our guys are out there taking their pictures and doing their investigation to try and figure out what happened,” McKinnon said

 

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