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2022 drownings in Lake Lanier
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Lake Lanier - photo by Austin Steele

Lake Lanier is one of the most visited lakes with 12 million enjoying its waters annually. It's also the site of several drownings each year. These are the drownings reported so far in Lake Lanier in 2022 along with resources on lake safety.

  • Aug. 28: Adelso Barillas, 21, of Kansas City, had been swimming with two friends at Old Federal Campground when he began struggling and went under. Read more.
  • July 2: Frantz Scutt, 48, of Gainesville was pulled from Lake Lanier at a home in the Little River area. Read more.
  • June 24: A man drowned in Lake Lanier at Vanns Tavern Park in Forsyth County. Read more.
  • June 23: Rocky Hammond, 61, of Gainesville drowned near Longwood Park in Gainesville. Read more.
  • June 18: Kaiyan Ding, 29, of Atlanta, jumped off a rented pontoon boat in the area of Holiday Marina. Read more.
  • May 29: Jose Camarillo, 19, of Stone Mountain, had been swimming at Margaritaville when he went under and his friends couldn’t find him. Read more.

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