Atlanta's WSB-TV reported that the father woke up on the boat thinking he was at home and walked into the lake.
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Other boaters who witnessed the incident tried to help and were able to successfully pull the father from the water, the Sheriff’s Office said. He was taken to WellStar West Georgia Hospital and has since been released, officials said.
Rangers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources found Israel’s body just before 11 a.m.