Drowning at Lake Lanier’s Sunset Cove

Written by Robert Sutherland on 18th September 2013

Sunset over Lake Lanier

Sunset over Lake Lanier

We regret to inform you of the drowning death of Shaquille Marquise Connor-Blunt, age 20, of College Park, Georgia, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

According to Melissa Cummings of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Connor-Blunt and two friends were attempting to swim from the beach area at Lake Lanier Islands’ Sunset Cove to boat slips about 100-yards away.

About halfway there, Mr. Connor-Blunt stated he couldn’t make it and all three of them tried to turn around.

As Mr. Connor-Blunt struggled, the two friends tried to help but were almost overcome themselves.

Rescue crews from the Hall County EMS recovered Mr. Connor-Blunt at 4:35 PM.

Foul play is not suspected in this drowning accident.

We extend our condolences to Mr. Connor-Blunt’s family and friends.

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