Of this weekend’s fatalities, two occurred on Lake Lanier.
RELATED: Authorities investigating 2 drownings at Lake Lanier
A 59-year-old Clarke County man died Friday after jumping from a boat near the Duckett Mill Campground about 5:30 p.m., AJC.com previously reported. His body was recovered from the lake about 7 p.m.
He was identified as Bruce Lee Hild of Winterville. Though he drowned, Hild’s death has been classified as a boating fatality since he jumped from a moving vessel, McKinnon said.
The second drowning at Lake Lanier occurred about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Game wardens responded to Lanier Park near Buford after a 45-year-old man disappeared while swimming at the beach.
His body was eventually recovered by another swimmer, authorities said. He was identified Monday as Jesus Jimenes of Killeen, Texas.
Two other swimmers drowned over the weekend while swimming in South Georgia rivers, officials said. One person died on the Satilla River in Jeff Davis County and the other drowned on the Skidaway River near Savannah. No additional information about those cases was released.
Additionally, two people were injured in three “boating incidents” on Georgia’s lakes over the weekend, according to the DNR. Two of those incidents occurred on Lake Lanier while the third took place on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, officials said.
In 2019, officials reported a total of seven boating incidents, which resulted in three injuries.
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