Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 at 3:43pm
Units respond to boater in distress near Thompson Bridge
By Katie Crumley Access Insider
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville and Hall County fire units received a call of a boater in distress Tuesday afternoon in Lake Lanier near Thompson Bridge.
"Gainesville fire units, along with Hall County MR-1, responded to the scene and found a jon boat actually going in circles with the boater in the water," said Gainesville Fire Capt. Keith Smith.
Smith said another boater was able to assist that person out of the water and the boat was brought under control by Hall County units.
He said the driver of the jon boat wasn't injured.
No other details were immediately available.
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