Lake Lanier

The body of 28-year-old Jacob Thomas was found under 48 feet of water a day after he fell into Lake Lanier. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Body Of Man Who Fell Into Lake Lanier Found

Jacob Thomas, 28, lost his balance and fell from a dock into the water on Sunday, say authorities.


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Lake Lanier Looking Good

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With recent rains, Lake Lanier is at its highest level in almost two years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that above-average rainfall has brought the lake’s level to within 4.21 feet of […]


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Another Drowning In Lake Lanier

ATLANTA (AP) — Emergency crews have ended their second day of a search for a man who went missing after jumping from a sailboat into Lake Lanier. Hall County officials spent Sunday using sonar to […]


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Two More People Drown In Georgia Lakes

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — Two more people have died from drowning in Georgia. Authorities say a teenage boy drowned while swimming with friends in a northeast Georgia lake in the Tallulah Falls area Monday. Rabun County […]


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Man Drowns At Lake Lanier

FORSYTH COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  –  Forsyth County authorities say rescue teams pulled a 44- year old man from Lake Lanier Thursday afternoon,   who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.   Emergency crews responded to a […]


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Funeral On Friday For Kile Glover

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The funeral for Kile Glover the step son of singer Usher Raymond will be Friday.  11-year-old Glover was critically injured after being run over by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier on July 6. […]


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Hall County Commissioners Discussing Tougher Boating Regulations On Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz says that his fellow commissioners are considering tougher boating regulations on Lake Lanier after two tragic accidents on the water this summer. Members of […]


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Jet Ski Operator Identified In Accident With Usher’s Stepson

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The man Georgia Department of Natural Resources police say is responsible for the jet ski accident that left the 11 year old stepson of singer Usher in critical condition has been identified. On Monday, […]


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Usher Stepson Critical After Jet Ski Accident

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Friends and family members of R&B singer Usher spent the weekend at a local hospital after the Grammy winner’s 11-year-old stepson was critically injured in a jet ski accident on Lake Lanier Friday. The condition […]


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Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Limit For Boating

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Governor Nathan Deal is calling for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit levels for boaters and hunters in the wake of a tragedy on Lake Lanier […]