A boating accident on Lake Lanier resulted in one boy losing his foot. His friend is facing charges stemming from the accident.
The incident, which occurred on the afternoon of May 21, involved 19-year-old Shane Malloy and his friend, 19-year-old William Craven. Craven had been driving the boat when Malloy fell into the water. Craven then ran over Malloy’s leg.
Malloy’s right foot was completely severed and his left food was severely cut.
The exact cause of the accident is unknown. Deputies discovered the teens at Bolding Mill Park Campground and immediately suspected that alcohol played a part in the accident. Deputies contacted the Department of Natural Resources rangers. The rangers arrested Craven on charges of boating while under the influence, reckless operation of a vessel, operation of insufficient personal flotation device, and littering.
Craven was booked into Hall Counry Jail and released on $8,300 bond. Craven’s attorney denies that Craven had been drinking alcohol and was traumatized by the accident. The attorney also stated that Craven’s quick thinking helped to prevent an even more horrible tragedy.
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