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Lake Lanier Called 'Cursed,' 'Death Trap'

Online reaction is strong about metro Atlanta's aquatic retreat after the latest injury accident. Share your thoughts.

Lake Lanier Called 'Cursed,' 'Death Trap'

The news that two more children have been critically injured on Lake Lanier has provoked strong and negative reaction online.

"Lake Lanier is a death trap" read a posting on Twitter.com by user @_milanrev.

Also, Twitter user @briellezolciak posted, "my prayers go out to kile glover & his family. lake lanier is cursed I swear."

-- What's your reaction to the latest incident at Lanier? Do you feel safe on the lake? Tell us in the comments below.

The public comments come after an accident last week injured Kyle Glover, 11, and a 15-year-old girl. Glover, stepson of superstar entertainer Usher, reportedly has been declared brain dead by doctors in Atlanta. The children were in an inner tube being pulled by a pontoon boat when they were hit by a jet ski. The man piloting the jet ski reportedly was a member of the boating party with the children.

This incident comes not long after a June boating collision killed Buford brothers Griffin and Jake Prince, whose funeral was July 3 in Suwanee. A Johns Creek business owner has been charged with boating under the influence in connection with that collision.

Twitter user @mizrik posted, "That's 4 children dead or severly injured in less than 30 days at LakeLanier. Can we please stop letting money trump common sense?"

According to Foxnews.com, officials with the Department of Natural Resources, which patrols Lake Lanier, have been trying to re-create details of the incident involving Usher's stepson. They say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

There's considerable reaction online to indicate that Lanier has become too busy for many potential users.

On Norcross Patch's Facebook page, Lindsey Monroe wrote, "What is going on at Lake Lanier?? I'd be scared to get on the water up there!"

User Roxana P posted on Suwanee Patch, "My incident wasn't reported in the news but my family and I were involved in a boating accident near Buford Dam on May 19. Our small boat capsized due to the high wake from speeding boats. My two year old son, an 11 year old, a 17 year old, and 3 adults were thrown. Thank god we were all okay. I will NEVER go out on that lake again."

User @edeweysmith posted on Twitter, "There MUST be some immediate regulations for driving water vehicles on Lake Lanier!! Praying for the Raymond family! #WOW"

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