The child, identified by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as Ethan Chen, died about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported. His father, who was also pulled from the lake, remains at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in critical condition. The department identified him as Libao Chen, 30, also of Hoschton.
Last Thursday, the pair went underwater at the beach near Margaritaville at Lanier Island, Hall County fire spokesman Zach Brackett previously told AJC.com. The father went into the water after he noticed his son had not surfaced.