Three people were killed this past week at Georgia's Lake Lanier, authorities said, adding to the more than 200 people who have died at the man-made lake since 1994.
On Saturday, a 61-year-old man was found in 46-feet of water in Lake Lanier after swimming from a boat “when he went down and did not resurface,” the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said in a statement sent to USA TODAY Monday.
The Georgia DNR identified the man as Tracey Stewart.
That evening, a 27-year-old man was swimming from a boat when he went under and did not resurface, the Georgia DNR said. The search is ongoing.
On Thursday, a 24-year-old man drowned and was possibly electrocuted after the man entered the water and was heard “screaming for help,” the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent to USA TODAY Sunday.
Between 1994 and 2022, 216 people have died at Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.
The Georgia DNR follows the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ definitions of a boating fatality and a drowning. A boating fatality is when a victim enters the water from a moving vessel. A drowning is when a victim enters the water from a stationary object.
Suicides or medical events, including cardiac arrest and strokes are not counted in either total.