From the state Department of Natural Resources:
At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, Game Wardens responded to a drowning call on Allatoona Lake near the Webster Ferry Landing. According to witnesses, a 36-year-old male fell from a pontoon boat and did not resurface. The search began immediately but was suspended for the night because of a severe thunderstorm storm warning in the area and darkness. The search resumed at 7 a.m. Monday. The Game Wardens located the victim just before 10:30 a.m., using sector scan sonar. The Bartow County Dive Team recovered the body at 10:58 am. The victim’s ID will be released upon notification of the family.
Bartow County Fire Rescue and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are continuing the search this morning for a missing swimmer at Lake Allatoona in Cartersville.
9 a.m. update, DNR Law Enforcement is asking boaters to please avoid the area near Webster Ferry Landing on Allatoona Lake. Game Wardens are searching for a missing person in that area and the search is more difficult if there is a lot of boat traffic.
According to Georgia DNR officials, an adult male is missing in the Webster Ferry Landing area. The Game Wardens began search efforts Sunday night until thunderstorms moved into the area and it got dark. The search resumed at 7 a.m. this morning.
Georgia DNR will bring a sonar unit to assist with the search today. We will have continuing updates.