Man in Wheelchair Falls into Lake
ATLANTA (WAOK)- A tragic accident happened during a weekend family reunion celebration on Lake Allatoona. A 68 year old wheelchair-bound man fell into the lake while getting off a large boat on Saturday and presumably drowned.
Divers searched over the weekend and resumed their search Monday afternoon for Tommy E. Moore, of Plainfield, Ind. after he fell into the water on Saturday afternoon. Georgia Department of Natural Resources authorities say the accident happened when Moore was getting off the boat to return to a dock and the boat separated from the dock causing Moore to fall into the water.
Moore was not wearing a life jacket at the time he went into the water, authorities said. About 20 people were on the boat at the time of the incident. Two of them jumped in the water immediately but weren’t able to find Moore.
Rescuers recovered Moore’s wheelchair during one of several dives they attempted on Saturday. More in this report from the AJC