Name Released of Possible Drowning Victim Off of Coldwater Creek

June 19, 2013

The investigation into a lake drowning that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday continues today.

According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a call was received at approximately 12:39am Tuesday morning in regards to a possible lake accident.

It occurred near the Coldwater Creek boat ramp located off of State Route 368.

Dispatched to the scene was the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Elbert County EMS, and dive team.

Upon arriving 29-year-old Meredith Watkins of a Dempsey Brown Road address, was found deceased at the scene around 1:50am Tuesday morning.

The body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta, Georgia for autopsy.

More details to come as they become available.

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