55-Year-Old Woman Dies at Lake Lanier Trying to Help Kids

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    At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday a 55-year-old woman drowned in the Shoal Creek area of Lake Lanier, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.

    The department said the woman drowned after the tube she was on flipped and she went under the water.

    The three children that were also on the tube were all wearing life vests but the woman was not, according to Rick Lavender, a DNR spokesman.

    The tube was being pulled by a pontoon boat when it flipped. The woman tried to assist the three children but itflipped and carried her underwater.

    There is no indication that alcohol was involved in the accident, Lavender said. Authorities have yet to release her name to the public.

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