Regional Roundup: Child Killed in Boating Accident, Man Crushed by Machinery, and Woman Charged in Drowning Deaths
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Child Killed in Lanier Boating Collision, Boat Driver Arrested -- Dacula Patch
An 9-year-old child was killed and a 13-year-old teen is missing after a boating accident late Monday on Lake Lanier, according to a press release from the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The 9-year-old was killed when the pontoon boat on which he was riding was struck by a boat reportedly driven by Paul J. Bennett, 44, of Cumming. The pontoon boat was carrying 13 people, including the missing teen, at the time of the accident. Three others on the pontoon boat were injured.
According to investigators, Bennett left the scene of the accident. He was arrested by DNR officers at about 1:30 a.m. at the Bald Ridge Marina in Forsyth County and charged with boating under the influence.
Authorities continue to search for the missing 13-year-old. Divers from agencies including Hall, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties are taking part in the search. The DNR is also using side-scan sonar, a device used to find and identify objects underwater.
The accident remains under investigation by the DNR’s Critical Incident Reconstruction Team.
Worker Dies From Injuries After Being Crushed – Cumming Patch
A 37-year-old man has died from his injuries after being crushed by a piece of machinery Friday afternoon while working at Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in south Forsyth.
When authorities arrived at the scene they found Jose Rodriguez of Buford, laying under a 'pill pusher' also known as a dye press, according to the incident report by the _Forsyth County Sheriff's Office_.
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Charges for Dallas Woman After Drowning Deaths – Dallas-Hiram Patch
Authorities Thursday announced charges against a Dallas woman following the drowning deaths Sunday of two 5-year-old girls—one of which was her granddaughter.
Marta Sonia Corvi, 58, was arrested by the Dallas Police Department and charged with two counts of reckless conduct. She was the housekeeper at the Vista Lakes subdivision home in Dallas at which Sophia Juarez, who resided in the home, and Mia Penoyer of Grayson drowned in the home’s in-ground pool. Corvi is also Penoyer’s grandmother.
Sgt. Bill Gorman of the Dallas Police Department told Dallas-Hiram Patch Monday that the girls had been found in the pool fully clothed Sunday afternoon. Officials believe they went into the pool sometime during a 45-minute time span when Corvi was on the phone.
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