2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old child and a 5-month-old child have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told local media outlets that the older child was pulled from the water and could not be resuscitated, while divers found the younger child about four hours after the boat flipped.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Robert McCullough says the pontoon boat was pulling into a dock on the lake near Interstate 85 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when it turned over. Witnesses say there were about a dozen people on board.

DNR agents charged the boat's driver, 52-year-old Dawn Thompson, with driving under the influence resulting in death. It wasn't known if she had a lawyer.

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