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A man is dead after his boat overturned in the Little Ocmulgee Lake, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources Officer.

The lake is located in Little Ocmulgee State Park.

According to Wheeler County Sheriff, Maurice Johnson, the victim and his wife were on their boat this morning when it overturned around 10 a.m.

The woman was able to swim to safety, but the man was swept away with the boat, which got sucked into the dam at the south side of the lake.

Sheriff Johnson tells us there were 15 to 20 agencies involved in the search today, including a Georgia State Patrol helicopter and several local law enforcement agencies.

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