Man drowns outside Atlanta

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:17 AM
Last updated 7:57 PM
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ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities have identified a man who drowned at Lake Allatoona

Cherokee County sheriff’s Lt. Jay Baker said 34-year-old Rigoberto Lara Hernandez of Woodstock was pulled from the lake northwest of Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/KKVGNU ) that Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Galt’s Ferry Day Use area near Acworth shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hernandez was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Baker said he had gone swimming in the lake after a family picnic.

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