Thomas Milner Death – The 24-year-old man who passed away in deadly Georgia lake electrocution has been identified as Thomas Milner. According to law enforcement agencies, Thomas Milner died after he jumped into Lake Lanier in GA. The incident happened on Thursday evening. According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Thomas Milner jumped off the dock at his family’s home near Dove Trail and Little Ridge Park. A cry for rescue was heard by passers-by a few seconds later.
According to the sheriff’s office, a family friend tried to rescue Milner by using a ladder but ultimately failed. Then, several neighbors came over in a boat, and one of them dove into the water to assist Milner. The official said the victim had described a searing feeling similar to an electric shock. To get Milner onto the dock, the man swam ashore, shut off the electrical box, and then dove back in. Milner was taken to Northside Hospital Forsyth after a family member performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived.
The sheriff’s office reported that he had passed away the next day. The origin of the electrified water is remains unknown. Any source of energy, such as a dock light or an electric boat ramp, poses a risk of leaking electricity into the water. While the investigation continues, officials have not released any new information.
Why Is Lake Lanier Dangerous and How Many People Have Died Inside The Lake?
Since its establishment in 1956, Lake Lanier has been one of the deadliest waterways in the United States, with an estimated death toll of over 700. It’s not out there to think that Lake Lanier is haunted. According to CNN, the cemetery was located directly beneath the artificial lake. People can better grasp this conclusion when they learn this historical fact and compare it with what they already know about the deaths at the lake.
These paranormal stories and events deserve some credence, but it’s more likely that other, more tangible causes contribute to the lake’s dangers. An entire neighborhood was uprooted and destroyed to make way for Lake Lanier. The neighborhood was called Oscarville, and it was populated primarily by people of African descent. The Amber Ruffin Show claims that in 1912, a mob of white men drove out over a thousand Black residents from Oscarville after two local Black adolescents were caught, charged with a crime, tried, and sentenced to death.
Many structures and businesses were also destroyed. A lot of trash was forgotten and eventually buried by the lake’s water. There have been discoveries of concrete foundations, roadways, tire components, and other artifacts that may pose a threat to recreational users of the lake, including remnants of an old racing track. Of course, any time you go swimming, boating, or doing anything else near water, you run the risk of drowning.
How To Take Precautions While Visiting Lake Lanier
According to the city of Gainesville’s website, millions of people visit the lake every year, which may contribute to the perception that the mortality toll at Lake Lanier is disproportionately high. More tourists equals a higher death toll. The Gainesville Times recommended that wearing a life jacket when on Lake Lanier is one of the finest methods to ensure one’s safety. No matter how good of a swimmer you are or how shallow the water is, you should always wear a life jacket when swimming, boating, or kayaking.
It’s also wise to avoid combining alcoholic beverages with water. Drinking while boating or swimming is extremely unsafe on the lake. As with driving, intoxicated people should never steer a boat, and a sober person should always be in charge. When visiting Lake Lanier, it’s important to keep an eye on your companions to make sure they’re all right.
Thomas Milner Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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