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Hall woman believed to have fallen off dock, drowned in Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe a Hall County woman fell off of a dock and drowned Tuesday night in Lake Lanier.

Hall County Fire Services, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the sheriff’s office sent personnel to Holiday Marina around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

First responders started CPR, but the woman, Teresa Ann Graham, 51, was pronounced dead.

Investigators learned Graham was staying in a boat at the marina off of Lanier Islands Parkway.

“A witness told law enforcement that he’d spotted her around 7 p.m. on foot, headed to a restaurant in the marina. Shortly before dark, the witness noticed her coming down to the dock from a parking lot,” Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

The witness joined Graham’s husband, who had been calling for her. The two found the woman minutes later, with the witness calling 911.

Ware said the preliminary investigation “revealed that the victim … had fallen off of the dock into the lake.”

“Investigators have found no evidence of foul play in the death,” Ware wrote.

Graham’s body was sent for an autopsy at the DeKalb County medical examiner’s office, and the sheriff’s office is still investigating the case.

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