FORSYTH, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Monroe County Emergency Services are currently searching for a person who is believed to have drowned Tuesday afternoon.
According to the DNR, around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, game wardens responded to a possible drowning at Lake Juliette in Monroe County. A man and woman were reported to be in a small boat that took on water and capsized. The female managed to swim to shore and got someone to call 911, but says the male fell into the water, hung onto the boat for a few minutes, then went under the water and never resurfaced.
DNR aviation flew over the area and was able to retrieve the boat, and other authorities were able to locate the debris field.
Wardens are currently launching side and sector scan sonar in the area to locate the male.