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Man arrested in deadly boat collision on Ga. lake

Man arrested after boats collide on Georgia lake, killing child; crews search for missing teen By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) ' Crews will resume their search Wednesday for a 13-year-old boy who disappeared in a Georgia lake after a fishing boat rammed a pontoon boat, killing a 9-year-old boy and injuring three other passengers on the vessel.

Authorities said the fishing boat left the area after the Monday night collision. Searchers using sonar found no trace of the missing youth Tuesday and authorities in Hall County said the search would continue Wednesday.

They said 44-year-old Paul J. Bennett of Cumming was arrested Tuesday and charged with boating under the influence. A home number for Bennett could not be located, and it wasn't known whether he has an attorney representing him.

There were 13 people aboard the pontoon boat when it was struck.

The area is about 40 miles from Atlanta.

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