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Authorities responding to reported drowning near Vanns Tavern Park
Lake Lanier

Emergency officials said they are currently looking for the victim of a reported drowning on Lake Lanier near Vanns Tavern Park.

Mark McKinnon, the public affairs officer for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said game wardens were called to the scene of a possible drowning off the shore from the Van Tavern day use area on Lake Lanier at around 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

McKinnon said two individuals were rescued by the game wardens, but one person is unaccounted for. 

McKinnon said sonar is being used to search the area. A decision to call the search off for the night was not made by officials as of 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

The search will resume at 8 a.m. on Saturday if the victim has not been found before then.



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