mostlycloudy
Wednesday July 1st, 2015 8:06AM

Duck hunters rescued after boat sinks in Lanier

By B.J. Williams News Director
BUFORD - Two duck hunters were rescued on the south end of Lake Lanier Friday night after their boat sank.

Hall County Fire and EMS Chief David Kimbrell says the men - both in their 20s - started firing their guns when they realized they were in trouble.

"Someone in the Garrett Road area did hear them discharging their weapons and actually called 911," said Kimbrell. "[They] also went out to try to assist them in their personal boat."

Kimbrell said emergency crews arrived at the scene just after 6:30 p.m. and the homeowner had pulled both men from the water.

"They both had severe hypothermia, but we believe they will both make a full recovery," said Kimbrell.




© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 5 months ago )
Local/State News
UPDATE: Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain
ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags...
7:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling t...
6:52AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend
Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period.
By Associated Press
6:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
Sponsors step in to preserve Glorious Fourth of July in Demorest
Demorest officials are gearing up for the city's annual Glorious Fourth of July Celebration, set for Saturday.
10:44PM ( 9 hours ago )
LISTEN: Library Board names McKinney as new director
The Hall County Library Board has selected the interim Library Director to fill the position permanently.
6:44PM ( 13 hours ago )