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Georgia DNR investigating Lake Tobesofkee boating accident that left 1 dead, 6 injured

Coroner Leon Jones says two victims were taken to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent with skull fractures. One of them died.

MACON, Ga. — One person is dead and six others are injured after a boating accident on Sandy Beach at Lake Tobesofkee.

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at around 3:40 a.m. Game Wardens were notified of a boating incident on the lake. 

A cigarette boat, with two people in it, crashed into a pontoon boat, occupied by seven.  

Two of the seven victims injured were taken to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent with skull fractures.

Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said around 7 a.m. that one of the two people taken to the hospital later died from blunt force trauma.

He identified the victim as 22-year-old William Childs. There is currently no word on the conditions of the other victims.

Fish N Pig, a waterfront restaurant on the lake, said on Facebook that Childs was their assistant manager. The restaurant is closed to give staff time to 'heal both physically and mentally' and will reopen on Aug 3.

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