Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona
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Oct 05, 2010 | 4016 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Despite resuscitation attempts by emergency medical personnel, a 19-year-old man drowned Sunday in Lake Allatoona in Bartow County.

Jose Reyes of Marietta was participating in a church trip at Cherokee Retreat Center off Wilderness Camp Road in White when his canoe capsized. He could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket.

Witnesses did not know how long Reyes had been in the water. Shortly after 10 a.m., the group spotted Reyes and the overturned canoe and a man jumped in and retrieved the teen.

A boater transported Reyes to Park Marina where EMS crews performed CPR, but those efforts were unsuccessful.