Man Drowns In Lake Hartwell

Victim was trying to rescue boat

Ed Jenson
November 19, 2017 - 10:49 am

A man drowned while trying to secure a boat at a dock on Lake Hartwell early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 45 year old Allen Garber.

An official with the DNR said Garber and his wife were on the boat when it started storming and the couple attempted to dock it shortly before 1 a.m. 

As they worked to secure the boat, the wind picked up and the boat started to drift away from the dock. 

Garber jumped into the water to recover the boat and did not resurface. He was later found in about 10 feet of water.

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