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Ga. teen tied to shopping cart drowns in lake


BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities said a Georgia teenager drowned early Sunday morning playing a game with friends at Lake Allatoona.

In the game, one person sits in a shopping cart and is pushed into the water.

The shopping cart is usually tied to a pole but, in this case, it was tied to the victim. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Chance Werner.

Police say Werner was pulled into the water along with the shopping cart and didn’t resurface.

Werner had just graduated from high school on Saturday.

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  • angel2

    This is so sad. Thoughts/prayers are with family and friends. According to the report…”The shopping cart is usually tied to a pole but, in this case, it was tied to the victim.” I may be wrong, but I feel this was not an accident.

  • Ron Melancon

    All the years to get this child to graduate and this happens! This was all preventable and how not only do you have a death but each and every teenager is going to be mentally damaged by this act!!! Are you telling me that nobody had second thoughts that maybe this was a bad idea? Is this the education we are teaching our kids? Our heats go out to all the people involved especially the victims family

  • ??

    the games these kids come up with bc stranger and stranger as the months go by…like what possessed them to do that?? im so is that even fun?? so sad

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