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Holiday weekend gets busier on Sunday, DNR reports
Three boating incidents occur on Lake Lanier, rangers say
Jaheim Hayes, front, 8, throws rocks with friend Ty Bailey, 6, center right, brother Jalen Augustin, 6, far left and cousin Dwayne Hayes, 18, Sunday during a visit to Longwood Park in Gainesville for the Memorial Day weekend. - photo by SARA GUEVARA

The Memorial Day holiday weekend got a little busier on Georgia’s lakes Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Rangers reported seven boating incidents across the state, including three on Lake Lanier.

All were considered minor.

There were two injuries related to boating incidents on Lanier.

Four citations for boating under the influence were issued Sunday on Lanier. That brought the total issued on Lanier this weekend to six. There were six others issued across the state Sunday.

The state’s only drowning occurred on Lake Allatoona at Galt’s Ferry in northwest Georgia. That doubled the state’s drownings for the weekend.

There were two boating incidents on Lake Hartwell in northeast Georgia and one each on lakes Burton, also in northeast Georgia and Seminole in southwest Georgia.

No boating-incident-related fatalities were reported Sunday.

Rangers reported lake activity was slightly busier than Saturday, with a high volume of activity on both Lanier and Allatoona.