September 16, 2021

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1 dead, 6 injured in early morning boat accident on Georgia lake – WSB Atlanta

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MACON, Ga. — A boat accident early Saturday morning on a Georgia lake killed one person and left six others injured, investigators said.

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Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones said a boat crashed around 2 a.m. on Lake Tobesofkee, WMAZ reported.

Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said a cigarette boat with two passengers inside collided with a pontoon boat with seven people onboard.

All seven people on the pontoon boat were injured.

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William Childs, 22, was taken to a hospital where he died from blunt force trauma, Jones said.

A woman in her 20s suffered skull fractures and was in critical condition. The other victims’ conditions have not been released. Their identities have not been released.

DNR officials said the people in the cigarette boat abandoned the vessel and left the scene. They were found at a home nearby. The driver of the boat was arrested for boating under the influence.

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The Georgia DNR is investigating the crash.

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