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Dunwoody Man's Body Identified in Boating Fatality on Chattahoochee

Thomas Marvin Luckett was fishing with a friend and not wearing a life vest when he fell in the river.

Gwinnett Swift Water Rescue Team recovered the body of the missing Dunwoody fisherman Thursday afternoon. Courtesy Peachtree Corners Patch
Gwinnett Swift Water Rescue Team recovered the body of the missing Dunwoody fisherman Thursday afternoon. Courtesy Peachtree Corners Patch

Originally posted by Judy Putnam

Authorities have identified 69-year-old Thomas Marvin Luckett of Dunwoody, as the fatality victim who fell from his fishing boat into the Chattahoochee River on Thursday morning.

Melissa Cummings, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Communications office confirmed Luckett’s identity. She said this was the first boating fatality on the Chattahoochee River this year.

Luckett and a friend, who has not yet been identified, had launched a 12-foot john boat equipped with a 9.9 hp motor at the Medlock Bridge National Park sometime Thursday morning.

Gwinnett County's Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call shortly after 11 a.m. on a man who had fallen into the river. His body was recovered around 1:30 p.m. near Jones Bridge Park. Authorities said Luckett was not wearing a life vest when he fell in the river. 

Mark Weihe August 29, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Oh Mister Tom! , I am so sad to hear this news! The Rally Crew at DBC will not be the same with out you, but Heaven will be the benefactor of this untimely tragedy. Rest in Peace brother Tom

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