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Paulding Man Dies on Lake Allatoona Sunday

Jul 08, 2013 -- 12:05pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

A Paulding County man was killed on Lake Allatoona late Sunday morning after being run over by his own boat.

Bartow County Deputy Coroner Bryan Irish says that Robert Lewis, age 61 of Dallas, was bass fishing about 10:30 am when he accidentally fell into the water. Unmanned, the boat began circling and eventually struck Lewis who then went under.

The incident occurred near the Blockhouse boat ramp in Acworth in southern Bartow County.

Officials are continuing to investigate the case. The body has been sent to the GBI crime lab to determine the official cause of death which is expected to be drowning.
 

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