Georgia boat accident takes life

July 19, 2014

A 7-year old boy lost his life in a boat accident Thursday on Lake Burton in Rabun County, Georgia. And that state’s Department of Natural Resources identified the boat operator as Seneca resident Dennis Ficarra. By yesterday, no charges had been filed, though the DNR was still investigating. Sky 104 Clayton quoted the DNR’s Mark McKinnon as saying, “The operator made a very hard turn, bow of the vessel hit a large wake, a lot of water came into the vessel at that point. The impact with that wake actually caused two of the children, who were riding up front in the bow of the boat to fall out, and one of those children went under the boat, the 7-year old male, and he got  caught in the prop and as a result he did not survive….” Also, responding to the incident were members of the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office.

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