Boat renters ‘lost’ on lake

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CUMMING, Ga. — A man contacted his pontoon boat rental company to report his group was “lost,” according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

The driver of the boat, Robert Hernandez, 24, was later charged with boating under the influence and taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.

On June 21, the owner of The Bait Shop off Bald Ridge Road told deputies he got a call from a customer who rented a pontoon boat.

The customer said the group was lost somewhere near Lake Lanier Islands.

Deputies searched the lake and passed a boat fitting the description and offered assistance.

The driver of the pontoon boat first stopped the boat, then began to operate in reverse, nearly striking the side of the patrol boat.

After pulling the boat over, the driver said the group was lost.

After tests, deputies determined Hernandez was intoxicated and he was arrested and charged.

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