“At approximately 6:40 pm Hall County Fire Rescue responded to Van Pugh Park off of Gaines Ferry Road for reports of a drowning. The Marine Rescue Team arrived and dropped MR-1 into the water and quickly located the victim via sonar.
Once the victim was located, the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was deployed and was then used to recover the victim to the surface. The victim was transferred to an awaiting ambulance in critical condition.
The victim is a young adult male who is being treated at NGHS Gainesville.”