A 51-year-old woman drowned Tuesday in Lake Lanier, according to authorities.
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Suspected drowning victim fell off dock into Lake Lanier, sheriff says

A victim in a suspected accidental drowning fell off a dock into Lake Lanier, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said.

Teresa Ann Graham, 51, of Hall County, was pulled from the lake Tuesday night shortly after her husband noticed her missing, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said Thursday in a statement.

“Investigators have found no evidence of foul play in the death,” he said.

Deputies responded to the Holiday Marina about 10:15 p.m. and were directed to Dock Q, along with personnel from other agencies.

Crews pulled Graham’s body from the lake and administered CPR, but she was pronounced dead, according to Ware.

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Investigators said Graham was staying in a boat at the marina. A witness said he saw her about 7 p.m. as she was walking to a restaurant in the marina.

“Shortly before dark,” Ware said, “the witness noticed her coming down to the dock from a parking lot.”

The witness told authorities he heard Graham’s husband calling for her about 10 p.m. He and her husband found her a few minutes later, and the witness called 911.

There have been four drownings on Lake Lanier this year and 30 statewide, according to Mark McKinnon of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The body has been sent to the DeKalb County Medical Center for an autopsy. The sheriff’s investigation continues.

In other news:

Gwinnett County police said someone discovered the body around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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