A woman and dog were rescued by Hall County authorities after their boat capsized on the Chattahoochee River.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Woman, dog rescued after boat capsizes on Chattahoochee River

A 14-foot aluminum boat flipped over on the Chattahoochee River on Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed.

A man and woman were fishing while inside the boat along with their dog, and all three ended up in the chilly water, Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Booth told Channel 2 Action News. The boat flipped over near the Lula Road bridge.

The man was able to make his way back to the bank, but the woman was holding onto a tree limb in the water when first responders arrived, Booth said. She was in the water for about 25 minutes before being rescued.

The dog was also in the water and Hall County Fire launched a boat that was able to rescue the dog, he said.

All three were about 50 yards away from the shore when their boat capsized, Booth said.

The man and woman were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be evaluated because of the cold temperature of the water. They are expected to be OK, Channel 2 reported.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident. 

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