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Fatal Boating Accident on on Lake Tobesofkee in Georgia

August 02, 2021

MACON, GEORGIA - According to a news report on, a severe boating accident on Lake Tobesofkee begins new conversations about boat safety.*

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that its aim is for boaters to have fun on Georgia's rivers and lakes and return home alive and uninjured at the end of the day.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also stated that the agency has a zero-tolerance policy for drunk boat operators, and those caught driving a boat under the influence, they will go to jail.

A boater stated that they have been enjoying their 22-foot-long pontoon boat nearly every day.  He also believes that Lake Tobesofkee is ordinarily a safe place.  However, he stated that there are some people who don't adhere to boating laws. 

Last week, a boating accident on Lake Tobesofkee tragically killed one and injured six others. 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that boat operators should never drink while driving, maintain the correct distance from other boaters, make sure children wear a life vest, and understand the waterways. 

In Georgia, boater operators born on or after January 1, 1998, are required to undergo a boat education course approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  The fatal boating accident is currently under investigation 

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