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Woman Sustains Injuries in Lake Burton Hit-and-Run Boating Accident


September 04, 2019

RABUN COUNTY, GA – According to online news articles published by ajc.com and wgauradio.com, authorities are looking for the person responsible for causing a hit-and-run boating accident on Lake Burton that left one woman injured.*

The law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is trying to track down a person responsible for causing a hit-and-run boating accident on Lake Burton that injured a 29-year-old woman.  Authorities report that the woman was swimming in Lake Burton behind a home on Kubler Lane when a passing boat struck her, causing injuries to one of the woman’s arms and her head.

Doctors indicate that the 29-year-old woman’s injuries were likely caused by a boat propeller, which cut through the woman’s skull and one of her arms.  According to a posting, the impact of the boating accident “must have knocked [the woman] out, but when she came to, she managed to tread water,” and “[w]hile holding her severed arm, she was able to kick her feet and somehow swim (to shore), screaming in pain.”

A nearby deck boat heard the woman’s screams and came to her rescue, calling 911 and rendering aid until paramedics arrived on the scene. The woman was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, and she is thankfully expected to make a full recovery.  

The posting detailing the accident states that the “doctors cannot believe that [the injured woman] survived the swim in the lake and did not bleed out or drown...Everyone says she is lucky to be alive.”

The law enforcement division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reaching out to the public for help in locating the boat and/or the person who was operating the boat that struck and injured the 29-year-old woman’s skull and arm.

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/woman-seriously-injured-after-hit-and-run-boat-incident-lake-burton/MOzC6cd6PWn2UvfDWCl3DK/ and https://www.wgauradio.com/news/local/man-arrested-woman-pleads-guilty-swimmer-injured/ck6std441kr7BNQ5dugVdM/

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