She continued downstream toward Lake Allatoona, and firefighters entered the water near the I-575 overpass to try to rescue her, the spokesperson said. The crews lost sight of her, and her body was eventually located by a dive team in the same area.
The search also involved the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia State Patrol, the Holly Springs Police Department and the Cherokee County sheriff’s and marshal’s offices.
During the operation, city officials closed Olde Rope Mill Park and were asking residents to avoid the area. It was expected to remain closed Tuesday afternoon, according to the city.