by: David Chandley Updated:
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga.,None - As Lake Lanier continues to drop, the receding water level reveals many hazards to those who use the lake.
Rick Marton took Chandley on a tour of Lake Lanier, showing him the many hazards he's uncovered.
Marton is a retiree from United Airlines and has spent 14 years on the lake, many of those piloting a tug boat, but recently he's on a crusade marking hazards, or as Rick calls them, aids in navigation, on Georgia's largest lake.
Marton places buoys in the
With the lake down 11
"You should stay 100 feet away from any of the buoys, so I have a
The buoys are bought by the
"You are doing a service that is going to help people?" Chandley said.
"I hope so, I am just totally for boating safety, that's why I am in the
Marton said not only does he put in the buoys, but he has been able to clean up the lake too.
"We have found a lot trash. The last time it was so low, we picked up sunken boats and couple of car frames," Marton said.
Marton hopes to put out a dozen more or so buoys, but he said more may be
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