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.