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Deadly Georgia Boating Incident

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) -- Search crews have suspended their search at Lake Lanier for a 13-year-old Buford boy for the weekend because of high boat traffic.

WSB-TV reports that crews ended the operation Friday afternoon for teenager Griffin Prince, who has been missing since a fishing boat rammed the pontoon boat that he was aboard on Lake Lanier, killing 9-year-old Jake Prince.

Crews are expected to resume their search Monday at 7 a.m.

Boats with sonar technology searched an area between Lake Lanier Islands and the Buford Dam, though they do not know the exact spot where the collision occurred.

Hall County sheriff's Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks tells The Gwinnett Daily Post had planned to suspend the operation over the weekend because high boat traffic in the area will create dangerous conditions.


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