3 siblings drown in same Georgia lake on same day

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia family lost three members in a tragic drowning Thursday.

Lincoln County Sheriff Paul Reviere confirmed to WJBF in Augusta that three siblings drowned in the Amity Recreation Area on Clarks Hill Lake.

The youngest victims were just four and three years old.


Lincoln County coroner Tim Quarles released the names of the victims to WJBF and WRDW-TV. He identified them as: Raven Powell, 22; Mason Powell, 4; and Sawyer Powell, 3.

WRDW-TV reports that all of the bodies have been recovered. Quarles told the station that the siblings died sometime after 5 p.m.

The sheriff’s office is working with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.