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Posted: Saturday, January 18th 2014 at 7:44am

Duck hunters rescued after boat sinks in Lanier

By B.J. Williams Administrator
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BUFORD - Two duck hunters were rescued on the south end of Lake Lanier Friday night after their boat sank.

Hall County Fire and EMS Chief David Kimbrell says the men - both in their 20s - started firing their guns when they realized they were in trouble.

"Someone in the Garrett Road area did hear them discharging their weapons and actually called 911," said Kimbrell. "[They] also went out to try to assist them in their personal boat."

Kimbrell said emergency crews arrived at the scene just after 6:30 p.m. and the homeowner had pulled both men from the water.

"They both had severe hypothermia, but we believe they will both make a full recovery," said Kimbrell.





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