CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- A new federal report describes a chaotic scene on the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta, as water surged toward a flotilla of tubers, capsizing some of them.
Authorities say 9-year-old Anna Vanhorn of Peachtree City became entangled in a partially submerged tree after water released from the Buford Dam upstream slammed into the group June 3. The report says the rushing water swept her into a second tree, and she was overtaken by the increasing water flow and died.
The Gwinnett Daily Post obtained the report by Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area officials.
It states that an outfitting company failed to warn the group about dam releases as they are required to do under their federal permit to operate. Recreation area Superintendent Patty Wissinger said the company's permit has been pulled.