‘Tragic accident’ on Lake Lanier kills two in their sleep

Two men were discovered dead on a boat at Lake Lanier in what sheriff’s department officials are calling a “tragic accident.”

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, at about 11:23 a.m. Saturday deputies responded to Mary Alice Park in reference to two men who had died on a boat. 

Upon arrival deputies learned that three family members went out on their boat Friday evening to spend the night on the boat at an island on Lake Lanier.  When family members arrived Saturday the two men were unresponsive. 

Family members towed the boat to Mary Alice Park. The third man was disoriented, he was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for carbon monoxide exposure.

According to the sheriff’s department, a generator was located on the boat.  Though it was in an area that was not enclosed, the positioning of the generator did not allow the exhaust to exit the boat.  Instead it filled the cabin where the men were sleeping. 

The victims have been identified as 22-year-old Scott Landeck and 31-year-old Brian Landeck both of Cumming. 

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