Crews searching for man whose capsized boat was found on Georgia reservoir

CORNELIA, Ga. — Crews are searching for a man whose capsized boat was found at a north Georgia reservoir after storms passed through the area.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said they got reports of a possible drowning at a small city waterworks reservoir near Mount Airy. The missing man had not been heard from since late Thursday evening, when severe storms came through the area.

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The man’s boat was found flipped over near the dam with some of his personal belongings nearby.


The victim’s car was also found at the boat ramp.

Georgia DNR Game Wardens are currently searching the lake with sonar. Dive teams, Georgia State Patrol helicopters and Habersham County EMS are on scene as well.

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The victim’s name has not been released.