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Euharlee Teen Drowns In Allatoona Lake After Being Tied To Shopping Cart

The body of Chance Werner, 18, was pulled from the lake at a marina in Bartow County.

Euharlee Teen Drowns In Allatoona Lake After Being Tied To Shopping Cart
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a teenager who drowned at a marina at Allatoona Lake. 

According to WSBTV, Chance Werner, 18, was playing a game in which "a person would sit in a shopping cart tied to a pole, then the cart was forcefully pushed off the dock, causing the person to "pop" out of the cart and the person would swim to the dock." 

Werner, a Euharlee resident, was playing the game with two friends at Dock D of Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

In this instance, the cart was not tied to a pole, but was instead tied to Werner, the station reported. 

The teenager was pulled into the lake by the cart, and did not resurface. His body was pulled from the lake just before 3 a.m. Sunday by officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with the help of the sheriff's office and Bartow County Fire and Rescue. 

He was discovered in about 30 feet of water with the cart still strapped to his body, WSBTV reported.

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