A deck boat in the area heard Pattillo’s cries for help, called 911 and rendered aid until an ambulance arrived, McKinnon said.
The woman was flown to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the post.
“The doctors cannot believe that she survived the swim in the lake and did not bleed out or drown,” the post said. “Everyone says she is lucky to be alive.”
DNR officials are still trying to find the boat. Anyone who might have seen the hit-and-run or can provide a description of the vessel is urged to contact Game Ward First Class Joe Hill at 229-539-1820.
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The teenager said she was expelled from Fayette County High School after she reported that she was sexually assaulted by another student at school.??