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Father tried to rescue son, 9; both die about a week later


ATLANTA (AP) — A father who tried to rescue his son from a Georgia lake and the 9-year-old boy have both died.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 30-year-old Libao Chen of Hoschton died Thursday, a week after he and Ethan Chen were pulled from Lake Lanier. The boy died Wednesday.

Hall County fire spokesman Zach Brackett had told the newspaper that the boy slipped under the water July 11, and his father tried to rescue him.

The Department of Natural Resources is still investigating their deaths and has not released the cause.

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