A 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man were both rescued from the water.
Photo: CHIP TOWERS / CTOWERS@AJC.COM
Photo: CHIP TOWERS / CTOWERS@AJC.COM

Man, 10-year-old son rescued from Lake Lanier in serious condition

A man and his son are in serious condition after authorities pulled them from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon, officials said. 

The pair went underwater at the beach area near Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, according to Hall County fire spokesman Zach Brackett. Crews were called to the lake just before 3 p.m., he said. 

The father went into the water after he noticed his son had not surfaced, Brackett said. Then, he slipped under the water. 

Lifeguards and bystanders on the beach found the 10-year-old boy, pulled him from the water and started trying to resuscitate him, Brackett said. The lifeguards then found the 30-year-old father in the water and started rending aid to him as well, he said.

They were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Brackett said. The child was then flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Brackett said. 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be handling the investigation.

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