On May 23rd, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded with the Forsyth County Fire Department and the U.S. Park Service to a drowning in the Chattahoochee River in the area of the McGinnis Ferry Boat Ramp.
Robert Allen Hancock, 61, of Lawrenceville had been found submerged in the water by fishermen. Hancock’s boat was also found nearby. The initial investigation revealed no signs of foul play. Detectives believe that Hancock may have fallen from his boat. An autopsy is scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.