Missing Bodies Found After Lake Lanier Boat Crash in Georgia

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 05:16:02-04

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say the last two of four missing Kentucky natives have been recovered after a boat overturned at Lake Lanier in north Georgia.

Local news media report that Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say the bodies of 46-year-old Arthur Gene McMahan Jr. and 44-year-old Anthony Reece Jr. were located Sunday morning.

Maj. Stephen Adams says the single-vessel boat incident occurred on the southern end of Lake Lanier on Friday. A collision with another boat is not suspected.

Officials say the bodies of 45-year-old Melissa Renee McMahan and 44-year-old Tammy Reece were found Saturday. Melissa and Arthur McMahan are from Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tammy and Anthony Reece are from Columbia, Kentucky.

Officials believe the occupants of the boat were involved with the Pirates of Lanier Charity Poker Run.